Here in Israel it has been a packed week including both Memorial Day and Independence Day. Marking these days, the students felt the unification of the country during this special time. Here are some highlights from this week:
On Sunday evening at our apartment meetings, the Madrichim helped the students prepare for the emotional week ahead. We discussed what was going to be happening all over Israel and how Israelis turn the sadness into happiness, going from Yom HaZikaron to Yom Ha’Atzmaut. How we, each and every one of us, can make a difference, no matter how small, and what it means to truly be a part of the Israeli family we have become over the past few months
Monday evening, we offered bowling as an optional evening activity, and it was so much fun that the students already want to go bowling together again. It was really nice to see another neighborhood in Jerusalem and explore more parts of the city.
On Thursday, the whole country celebrated Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day). It is always a day of great celebration, with many Israelis going out to parks to have BBQ with their friends and families. Our students found their own ways to celebrate!
The past week was very emotional and full of real authentic Israeli life. You could really see how the students understood the depth of the days and how special it is to be a part of this country.
Have a great week,