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Group 6: Eastern Europe/Israel Pilgrimage (2nd Departure)

8/2/16

What an incredible final day in Jerusalem with Group 6 2016! We began our morning with a reflective shacharit and then headed to Yad Lekashish to visit and support the elderly that live and work there. We saw all of the projects they are working...

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8/1/16

Group 6 had another great day in Jerusalem! We began the morning with a refreshing trip to Rebar - a juice and smoothie place. We then went to the Menachem Begin Center where we participated in an activity designed to teach us about Israel's democracy....

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7/31/16

Today was a very meaningful day for Group 6. We spent our morning at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust museum. We were reunited with Liz, our guide throughout Eastern Europe, as she led us through the museum. With an already strong educational background, we were able...

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7/30/16

What an exciting last Shabbat! Last night, we prayed Kabalat Shabbat at a beautiful spot in a park overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, and we followed that with a delicious shabbat dinner. Group 6 then sang and danced during our final Friday night ruach...

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7/29/16

Group 6 decided to mix things up a bit this morning! For shacharit, the boys and girls davened separately, and each group had a meaningful discussion about tefillin. The boys analyzed where in our prayers we are commanded to wear tefillin and what it means...

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7/28/16

Today was all about exploring the Old City of Jerusalem. We began at the Israel Museum, where we learned about and saw a model of Jerusalem during the time of the second temple, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the famous ahava (love) sign. We then...

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7/27/16

Today was Mitzvah Day for Group 6! We began the morning with an introduction to Danny Siegel, a mitzvah hero who has dedicated his life to helping others. Danny educated us about some of the people he helps and the organizations he supports. We then...

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7/26/16

Today was a very active day for group 6! We began the morning with another shacharit activity. We read the ashrei in English, discussed it's meaning, and then wrote our own ashrei prayer in the form of an alphabetic acrostic. After shacharit, we hiked the...

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7/25/16

This morning's shacharit activity was very special. We broke up into pairs and discussed our role models, those that believe in us, promises we have made to ourselves, and hopes for the future. After, we headed out to Nachal Hazbani for another fun water hike, and...

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7/24/16

Group 6 prayed shacharit and participated in an activity that helped us understand how positive and negative energy can affect the group. After breakfast, we put on our water shoes for the Majraseh water hike! At first the water was very cold, but we quickly...

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