July 17, Trek Israel Day 19 Sunday we went to a bullet factory in Tel Aviv to learn about an underground factory on a Kibbutz many years ago. By learning about the factory, we also learned about the people who found the importance of creating these bullets to protect and help Israel. I admire the [...]
July 14, Trek Israel Day 16 Dear diary, Today is sort of like a vanilla and chocolate ice cream bar. Mostly because most people are going to like one half more than the other. In this case I liked the latter part of the bar. This is because the first part of the day as [...]
July 12, Trek Israel Day 14 The day began with a loud rapping on the door at 8am. Our hosts at the kibbutz had brought breakfast to our rooms. After our meal of eggs, cheese, bread and muffins, we headed out for a tour of the surrounding kibbutzim. First we saw a greenhouse where they [...]
July 10, Trek Israel Day #12 The alarm went off super early today because we had a long day ahead of us. At 7:30am, I headed down to breakfast to get my usual balanced meal: cereal, chocolate pudding and chocolate milk. When I got there I had an amazing laugh because one person in our [...]
This weekend we celebrated Shabbat in Tel Aviv and Neve Ilan. Well only some of us celebrated with the group because some of the people were on host family weekend. For those who did not go, we started the day by going to the Yitzach Rabin Centre. However, as a surprise, went went to Rabin Square instead; the site where he was assassinated.
Read about the teens’ experience on the Sea-to-Sea hike, setting up the campsite, and the most amazing BBQ dinner. For the evening program, the boys and girls were split up and we played ninja and each talked about their highs and lows of the trip, a fun bonding experience!
Please enjoy these updates from our participants: July 3, Trek Israel Day #5 Beep Beep Beep! As the familiar, horrendous sound of the alarm shattered the silence of our Kibbutz in Akko, a surge of excitement coursed through my veins. Today was the day: we were beginning our treacherous, long, and absolutely beautiful hike across [...]
Friday was the third day of our journey. We went to four different tourist sites; Netanya for the beach, which was super fun and relaxing. Next was Caesarea, an old Roman city. Then on to Haifa!
Today was the first day of our journey throughout Israel and even though it was a long travel day for most of us, everyone seemed to have a great time. As we approached our sunny capital of Jerusalem, we stopped at an overlook to view the whole city and said a Shecheyanu…