Summer 2011

Thursday, July 14th

Today the group spent another morning at Eichlu Reim, a soup kitchen in Jerusalem. Today they helped pack food in packages for Shabbat. After lunch they drove to the Ben Shemen forest for the annual USY Event! Each year at this event, all USY groups come together for an afternoon of competition, cheers, and fun! They do ropes course activities, learn about Israel through games, and bond as a group, each with their own color t-shirt! After a delicious BBQ dinner each group performed a cheer or dance and then all the groups together enjoyed a disco party. Tonight they came back to Jerusalem to sleep at the Fuchsberg Center before departing for free weekend tomorrow.

Thursday, July 14th

This morning the group spent time at Machon Ayalon in Rehovot- a munitions factory. The Hagganah dug out an enormous underground hole in just weeks, while the British thought they were building a kibbutz. Forty people went underground daily to make bullets. The ersatz-kibbutz took in laundry as its source of income, and the access to the munitions factory was under a washing machine that slid to the side to reveal a ladder. Visitors walk down the ladder and view the machinery while listening to the story told by kibbutzniks. After lunch they drove to the Ben Shemen forest for the annual USY Event! Each year at this event, all USY groups come together for an afternoon of competition, cheers, and fun! They do ropes course activities, learn about Israel through games, and bond as a group, each with their own color t-shirt! After a delicious BBQ dinner each group performed a cheer or dance and then enjoyed a disco party all together. They came back to Jerusalem tonight before departing for free weekend tomorrow morning.

Thursday, July 14th

Today the group spent the morning volunteering with Table to Table. They picked many pounds of onions which will be used for feeding the hungry. From there they went to the Latrun tank museum and enjoyed seeing and climbing on some of the tanks used in Israel’s wars. The group also visited the memorial for the fallen soldiers of the armored corps unit. After lunch they drove to the Ben Shemen forest for the annual USY Event! Each year at this event, all USY groups come together for an afternoon of competition, cheers, and fun! They do ropes course activities, learn about Israel through games, and bond as a group, each with their own color t-shirt! After a delicious BBQ dinner each group performed a cheer or dance and then enjoyed a disco party together. They came back to Jerusalem tonight before departing for free weekend tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, July 13th

Today Bus G went to Grouse Mountain. They started off with a gondola ride up the mountain. Once they reached the top they explored all it had to offer including Grizzly Bears and a Lumberjack show. Next, Bus G headed to Granville Island for a bit of shopping. Later on they returned to their host shul for dinner. Tonight, they finished the evening off with a Minor League Baseball game (Vancouver Canadians vs. Boise Hawks) and many of the Wheelniks caught foul balls!

 

Wednesday, July 13th

This morning Bus E headed to their host shul and davened shacharit there. Then the group spent the day at Universal Studios Island of Adventure. In the park the wheelniks had tons of fun in the Harry Potter World section. Many of the wheelniks also visited the Dr. Seuss themed section of the park and rode the roller coasters at Superhero Island. The group is having a great time at the theme parks in the Orlando area.

Tuesday, July 12th

Today Bus E got up early for what is one of the most fun days on Wheels: Disney Day! Bus E had a fantastic day with Mickey and Co. as they rode the rides and experienced all the fun in the Magic Kingdom. After a long day the group returned to their home hospitality hosts for the evening.

Wednesday, July 13th

This morning Bus H said goodbye to Arizona and made their way to Las Vegas, NV. As they made their way through Nevada the group met in small groups and began to prepare for Shabbat. When they arrived in Las Vegas the wheelniks headed to a restaurant for an Israeli style dinner and then went on a drive down the Strip. Later on they went out to the New York, New York hotel and had free time to play in the arcade and ride the roller coaster.

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