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July 30, 2014

Our day started off with Shacharit and an interesting discussion about Pirkei Avot. We had a chance to read some of the rabbis' famous quotes and talk through their meanings and how their words can impact our lives. We thought about how to take their...

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July 31, 2014

The group started their day at Yad Lekashish, a non-profit based in Jerusalem that provides employment and social services to over 300 elderly artisans. They then visited Yad Vashem, Israel’s national memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. The group also visited the memorial...

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July 31, 2014

The group began their morning with lots of energy as they hiked up Mount Arbel. Afterwards they headed to Blue Beach Restaurant and were treated to a delicious meal, before they spent some time swimming and playing around in the Kinneret. They really enjoyed the...

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July 31, 2014

Group 5 started their day at Yad Lekashish, a non-profit based in Jerusalem that provides employment and social services to over 300 elderly artisans. They then visited Yad Vashem, Israel’s national memorial to the victims of the Holocaust. This tour made a profound impact on the...

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July 29, 2014

It's impossible to believe that today was our last day together as Mission: Mitzvah 2014! As excited as we are to see you when we're home, it's so sad to know that we won't be with our bus community 24 hours a day from now...

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July 29, 2014

Today was a great day! We started the morning with a rousing shacharit service. Our guest from the USY office, Abe Fried-Tanzer taught us El Baruch. After breakfast and a quick reload of the bus, we were off on our way to the Twin Cities....

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July 28, 2014

Today was the longest drive of the entire trip; 8 hours from Denver, Colorado to Omaha, Nebraska. We davened Shacharit, made lunches, ate breakfast, then loaded the bus for our journey. With such a long bus ride, it is not uncommon to have a relatively...

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July 29, 2014

We made our way through Missouri today and had a blast the whole way! We started our morning with Shacharit, as usual, and spent some time examining the "Aleynu" prayer. After breakfast and packing lunches, we loaded up the bus to continue our way east....

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July 30, 2014

Group 8 spent the day volunteering with USY Mitzvah Hero Danny Siegal.  After a quick introduction about the day they were introduced to Suzie and Phyllis, representatives from an organization that provides support and counseling for the girlfriends of fallen IDF soldiers.  They spent some time...

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July 30, 2014

Group 6 began their day by exploring the magnificent Banyas Springs.  They had some free time to swim in the fresh water and hang out with each other.  Afterwards, they headed to Kfar Blum for a delicious lunch of pizza, followed by kayaking down the...

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