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Barcelona soccer stadium

Spain 2013

Day 1 The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain…or so they say. At least for us we had great weather today in Barcelona. But let’s start at the beginning. We all arrived to the airport and I greeted them with chocolate chip cookies to wish them a sweet …

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Jewish population in norway is less than 1500

Norway 2013

Day 1 Starting the trip off early with a quick layover in Vienna, we arrived in Oslo ready to paint the city red and blue (get it? the colors of the Norway flag). Although we had a momentary scare when we thought Leah’s luggage was lost, it eventually arrived and …

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Museum the story of berlin

Germany 2013

Day 1 Berlin really was a very cool city before those nasty Nazis. We have all seen Cabaret and Schindler’s list so they both cover the entire story…. Today Berlin is back to being really really cool and there are very few Nazis around to spoil the fun. Apparently the …

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Met the israeli ambassador, haim divon

Holland 2013

Day 1 The plane ride was fine and everyone slept as usual. They are staying in the Hans Brinker hostel named for the famous novel Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (full title: Hans Brinker; or, the Silver Skates: A Story of Life in Holland) by American author Mary Mapes …

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Gap year program in israel visiting czech republic

Czech Republic 2013

As they arrived at Ben Gurion Airport, before they even checked in their luggage, the group was interrogated by security (don’t be alarmed, Israel is known for tight security). The security officer in charge asked lots of questions about everyone and even left to speak to her supervisor. Admittedly, it …

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Gap year program in israel visiting italy

Italy 2013

Day 1“siamo arrivati in Italia,” yelled Nicholas as they walked off the plane in Rome.. not really BECAUSE they were too busy running all the way across the airport to board their flight to Venice, which thanks to Al Italia which put the two planes on completely opposite sides of …

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Norway 2012

Day 1God kveld fra Norge!!! In case you don’t speak Norwegian (and haven’t learned the beauty of google translate) that means, “Good evening from Norway!!!“ Well, I’m not writing this from Norway, but I just got off a skype call with Keith and the group arrived safely and had a …

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China 2012

Dear Parents, Day 1: Well China is far. Not as far as from the USA/Canada but far nevertheless. But on the way they went to Moscow to switch planes. Hard to believe but Moscow has the old airports like we used to have in Israel when you had to get …

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Spain 2012

Day 1: I just spoke with Paula and things are going great! Of course she is working with a group of young adults so we need to put things in perspective. Paula’s job was very easy at first. Once at the airport and safely on the plane, all the students …

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