Summer 2018

Dear friends and family, We have arrived in beautiful Scotland! But before we arrived, we spent the weekend celebrating Shabbat in London and seeing great sights. Friday afternoon we participated in a community service project where we made food bags for those in need. Later that evening, we were invited for Shabbat services and dinner [...]

Sunday July 1 2018 by Kyle Bakhshi Today we explored the Golan Heights. We began our day with a beautiful hike in one of the mountains to the biggest waterfall in that area. We learned about the history of the Golan Heights and how Israel gained that territory. I thought the waterfall was beautiful. Our [...]

July 1 This morning we left bright and early for our journey to Slovenia. We drove a few hours and stopped to pick up some bag lunches for the bus. We passed through many quaint Slovenian towns and learned about this beautiful country. We arrived at the white water rafting site on the Soca River, [...]

Greetings from wonderful, humid, Washington, DC! On Friday night, the 6th and I congregation was kind enough to welcome us for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service, and opened their doors to us for a wonderful Shabbat dinner. On our walk back to our dorm, we walked along the National Mall and got to see some [...]

We're writing to you live from Slovenia, but first have so much to share about our stay in Venezia. Filled with amazing canal views, peaceful gondola rides, and connecting with Venice's Jewish history, our visit to Venice can easily be described as a special one. We had the opportunity to learn about the Jewish "gheto" [...]

Since our last update we have spent a lot of time thinking about the Jewish people. We have reflected at Auschwitz and Birkenau but also spent time celebrating Jewish life. Friday night we attended a packed progressive service as part of the Jewish cultural festival in Krakow. Multiple teens commented how connected to Judaism they [...]

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