Shalom Parents and Students,
We are entering the weekend after a challenging week here in Israel. Though there were some stressful moments this week, there were many positive highlights as well. Below are a few paragraphs from students, talking about the past week.
Dani Starr wrote about Tuesday’s tiyul:
“For our final Tiyul Tuesday, we went up north and hiked down Mount Arbel. With everything that’s been happening this week, looking back on that tiyul feels like a breath of fresh air. With the rocket attacks and violence in Jerusalem that began the day before, going up north and enjoying each other’s company was really nice. Both communities were together, which meant we were able to see our old counselors, and it felt very full circle as the program nears its end. After hiking down the beautiful mountain, we went to a beach and swam in the Kinneret. Even though I’ve been to Israel many times before, it was actually my first time going swimming in the Kinneret, so that was pretty cool for me! Overall, spending the day up north with my friends before everything started in Tel Aviv Tuesday night was the best possible thing, and I am so grateful that we were able to have such a blissful day before the storm.”
Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach,