February 26, 2017

We started the last day with a beautiful hike on the beach.  We all sat near the water, talking and laughing about all of the fun times we had on the trip.  Some even went into the water to cool off after lying in the burning sun.  After the gorgeous beach weather we all went to the mall to have a quick bite to eat.  The meal included some classic Israeli delicacies.  All of the shops were closed due to Shabbat, so we all went home and quickly changed for the beach.  Once we were all on the beach we took pictures, played fútbol (soccer), and drank iced coffee.  After, we all had to go and pack up 12 days worth of clothing, gifts, and food (chocolate and bamba).  After packing, we reconvened at the Manesh residence for a farewell feast.  We shared our favorite and funny memories.  After a quick but tearful goodbye, we began our long journey to the Ben Gurion airport.  The trip was truly amazing, and we were all so glad to share the wonderful experience together.  Our group went through...

February 20, 2017

Today had an impact on each and everyone of us, and made us all realize what it was like to be truly changed from what we usually know.  We started off the day by waking up and taking a quick coffee run to Aroma of course.  We then packed up all of our stuff from the hotel rooms and got onto the bus to start our influential and mind opening day.  We then went to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial and museum in Jerusalem.  Noam took us through the museum and carefully explained what each room displayed and how it impacted the Jews at the time.  The museum was set up in long hallway that showed what happened in chronological order.  At the beginning of the museum a video of Jews before the Holocaust was shown, displaying what their identities were before the Holocaust.  At the end of the hallway, there is an open window that is showing the “light at the end of the tunnel.”  When we finished the museum we were brought outside to show a beautiful vista point of Jerusalem.  This s...

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