August 3, 2012

Bus C had a lovely day while getting ready for Shabbat in the South. They began by learning more about the Amidah during Shaharit. Later, on their drive to North Carolina, they stopped at Abbott’s Peach Farm, to taste some scrumptious fruit. To cap off their day, they went for their last Shabbat shopping to prepare for their “Under the C” Shabbat. The Wheelniks look forward to being with their friends before spending a meaningful last Shabbat together.

August 3, 2012

Before their last Shabbat together, Bus B visited the Windy City! Today, Bus B visited the Ark food pantry where they donated some of their extra snacks and food which will later be given to the hungry throughout Chicago. Afterwards the group had free time at Navy Pier, checked out the area and its shops, and to hung out on Lake Michigan. Finished there, the group did some Shabbat shopping to get gifts for their friends before spending a meaningful last Shabbat together.

August 3, 2012

Group 8 woke up this morning and spent the day going to shuk Machane Yehuda and Ben Yehuda street one final time before packing and preparing for their final Shabbat together. They will pray this evening at Yemin Moshe overlooking the walls of the old city. Tomorrow they will go to different synagogue in the area close to the Fuchsberg center. Motzai shabbat they will have their final banquet dinner and will come together to share memories of everything they have done and accomplished on their incredible journey this past summer. At the end of their night they will load the buses and head to the airport. We know that group 8 had an amazing summer and look forward to returning to Israel again soon!

August 2, 2012

After a lovely day in Atlanta yesterday, Bus A headed north to Charlotte today. On the road, the group played entertaining bus games. Following the drive, the group stopped at the Discovery Place Museum, Charlotte’s wonderfully entertaining science center. To cap off their day, Bus A will go bowling tonight, where they will get to relax, have fun, and get ready for their last Shabbat together!

August 2, 2012

Bus C was really looking forward to today’s activities after completing an exciting Israel evening program last night. Starting off the day, the group headed off to CNN to take the famous shot in front of the big block letters. Afterward, Bus B excitingly relived the 1996 Olympic games at Centennial Park and its Fountain of Rings where they saw an awesome water show. To quench their thirst from all their walking, the Wheelniks then stopped at the Coca-Cola headquarters where they received an awesome tour and most importantly, free samples! Finally, an already great day was capped off with an Atlanta Braves baseball game, relaxing and watching America’s past time.

August 2, 2012

Bus B got their day started on the right foot with the entertaining Amidah Cha-Cha slide during Shaharit. From there, the group enjoyed the performers and acts of the Circus World in Chicago, where they enjoyed, not only the circus, but also the magic shows. Later in the day, Bus B walked around Chicago, had a scrumptious dinner at kosher landmark, Ken’s Diner, and visited with the Israeli Scouts!

August 2, 2012

Group 8 started their day at the City of David to learn about the First Temple period. The highlight was walking through Hezekayah’s Tunnel, a water aqueduct that brought water to the city during the time of King Hezekayah (700 BCE). They had a wonderful time splashing in the water! Then they walked to the Old City for some free time filled with food and shopping. In the afternoon they planted trees in the JNF forest. Each USYer dedicated their tree to someone special in their lives. From there, they headed back to base to discussed the opportunities available to everyone during their gap year with USY’s Nativ year long program. They also played some drama games which gave the group a chance to reflect on their summer journey in a fun and active way, followed by the talent show which everyone had the opportunity to participate in!

 

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