Summer 2013

July 29, 2013

Today, on their final day of the trip,they toured Intercourse Pretzel Factory and got the chance to become professional pretzel twisters. After that, they went to the amazing Hershey World Of Chocolate. It was undoubtedly a sweet visit. This evening, the group came together to share memories of everything they have done this and accomplished on their incredible journey this summer. The kids have definitely made lifelong friendships and memories. Safe travels home, Bus E!

July 29, 2013

Bus H began their day at sunrise in the gorgeous Grand Canyon. For shacharit, they each found a spot to daven alone with the beautiful scenery surrounding them. Later on, it was time for a hike! Everyone had an awesome time and were still amazed at just how beautiful it is there. After the hike, the Wheelniks took a nap and then had a tye-dye activity to make cool t-shirts for themselves. On top of an already amazing day, they concluded the evening by having an evening bonding program and stargazing time.

July 29, 2013

This morning, Bus A headed for New Orleans! When they arrived, they spent the day at the incredible Mardi Gras World! Later, when they arrived back at the hotel to get settled in. After that, they met up with Bus C at a local synagogue to hear a bit about New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina. After that, everyone had a pump-up party and  ate amazingly delicious ice cream to celebrate the fact that they are in the location of International Convention 2013!

July 29, 2013

This morning, Bus C had the pleasure of davening shacharit with a local rabbi. He taught about the parsha of the week and the kids learned a lot from it! Later, they were off to the famous Mardi Gras World, the French Quarter, and Café Du Monde. Later, when they arrived back at the hotel, they all had a super fun pool party! In the evening, they met up with Bus A for  a program hosted by a synagogue in New Orleans about Hurricane Katrina. After that, everyone had a pump-up party and ate amazingly delicious ice cream to celebrate the fact that they are in the location of International Convention 2013!

July 29, 2013

Continuing their visit in South Dakota, Bus B started their day at the Corn Palace and then headed to Wall Drug, an outdoor shopping mall filled with many quirky stores and photo opportunities. It’s truly amazing how much there is to do in South Dakota! Then, the group went bowling and had a lot of fun. Finally, it was time for sleep so they can be well rested for their days tomorrow!

July 30, 2013

The group’s first stop this morning in Tel Aviv was Kikar Rabin, the site of Yitzchak Rabin’s final hours, as he went to a peace rally and was then assassinated. Then they had lunch and headed to the Independence Hall, where David Ben Gurion declared Israel an independent country. The group then enjoyed some time in the Arts and Crafts market, Nachalat Binyamin and in the Shuk Hakarmel. Then they went to Dialogue in the Dark; where they were led by an experienced tour guide who was blind, through darkness. The group then returned to the Fuchsberg Center to rest and enjoy a fun evening activity!

July 29, 2013

Today the group continued their desert experience this morning with a pleasant hike to the top of a hill where they davened shacharit and watched the sunrise. They then headed to Tel Aviv and went on a wonderful yet hot tour of Jaffa and spent some time in the shuk in Tel Aviv, Shuk Hakarmel. They then returned to their hotel in Tel Aviv to enjoy a relaxing and refreshing evening after a long yet exciting day!

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