February 23, 2017

Today, we woke up relatively early to go to the Alliance school. We all met up in the room that we had originally met in yesterday. We then played a short lived version of the Amazing Race which essentially served as a tour of the school. We then played some Israeli-themed board games that consisted of learning about prominent Israeli figures/holidays/places. We then played a more extended version of the Amazing Race, in which the first destination was the highest point of Haifa University, which had an amazing view of all of Haifa. At the top we also had to identify a ton of different buildings around Haifa. We then took the bus to Carmel Center and visited the Baha'i Gardens. We continued to walk around haifa into Wadi Nisnas where we got some incredible shawarma and falafel. We then walked around German Colony, and eventually made our way down to the beach via bus. We walked along the beach and then went back home to rest up. Then, we went bowling (rabbi got a score of 114!!) ate pi...

February 18, 2017

Today we were woken up at 8 to having breakfast delivered to us at our door. Breakfast consisted of eggs, cheese, bread, cereal, pancakes, lemonade, and an assortment of spreads. After breakfast, we walked down to the main building where we met our guide for the week, Noam. Noam then drove our group to go biking in the desert, which was awesome except for the fact that it was incredibly windy and cold. We then went to Ben Guiron's tomb and talked about Zionism and kibbutzim. We then went to Aroma for some more "iced coffee", where we ran into some stray puppies. We then made our way to a Bedouin settlement, where we talked about the history of Bedouins in Israel. At the settlement we had an incredible lunch prepared in front of us. We met a really hospitable Bedouin family. After lunch we drove to the Makhtesh Ramon visitors center where we learned about Ilan Ramon, the first Israeli astronaut, and the tragedy of the Columbia space shuttle that burned up with him in it. We also le...

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