Please enjoy these updates written by our teen participants: August 1 Monday we had the privilege of waking up at 5:15 am to enjoy a magical sunrise at the Kasui sand dunes. We then enjoyed rolling, flipping, and tumbling down these magnificent sand dunes. After eating breakfast at the dunes, we took a ride [...]
Shalom everyone! Wednesday started very very early in the morning as we made our way from the Bedouin tent to Masada, as we climb up the Roman path to get to the top in time to watch the sunrise over Masada, which was a very beautiful experience. We then spent a couple hours touring Masada [...]
Hope you all had a good weekend! Our week has been crazy! After waking up at 4:15am on Wednesday, July 13th, in the Beduin tent, we got ready for our very busy day. We had a quick breakfast of sweetened tea and crackers to give us enough energy to start our day with a twenty [...]
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 [...]
Hope you are having a great week! We have been having the craziest week here in Israel! On Monday, we woke up early to travel to and hike up the Kassui sand dunes. Once we got to the top, we were able to roll down them. After, we cooled off by snorkeling in the Red [...]
After spending the night in the Bedouin tent we woke up at 3 a.m. to get prepared for our early hike up Masada. When we got there we felt the fresh breeze of Israel. We walked around and learned the history of this magnificent place. After that we ate breakfast and then headed to the [...]
We have had a rollercoaster of feelings the past two days. Our trip to Majdanek was when the reality of the Holocaust took on a new meaning for all of us. This extermination camp is right in the center of the town of Lublin and it was the one camp that was not hidden in secrecy or subterfuge. The fact that it is exactly as it was when liberated and can be up and running within 48 hours made the visit all the more horrific.