gap year in israel

June 3, 2021

This week in the Rothschild Community TLV

This week in the rothschild community tlv – june 3, 2021
Hello Parents and Students,

 

This week was very exciting with new apartments and new experiences!

We started the week with a community discussion. We talked about how we are forming a community, about what we have built since the semester began, the things we’re looking forward to building together in the future, and how we can get there.

On Monday, the big move arrived, and after a long day of finishing up packing, cleaning, and arranging, we were finally able to move to the new apartments located in the Florentin neighborhood.

Move to the new apartments located in the florentin neighborhood
Move to the new apartments located in the florentin neighborhood
On Tuesday, we traveled to the area of the Jerusalem mountains and Beit Shemesh. We enjoyed a hike in the Katlav Valley in the Judean Mountains of Israel and a great experience in a stalactite cave.
Hiking in the katlav valley
Hiking in the Katlav Valley
Enjoying the view
Talking about the things that matter the most
Hiking in the katlav valley
Taking a break during the hike
Taking a break during the hike
Stalactite cave near beit shemesh
Stalactite cave near Beit Shemesh

Camryn Pillar wrote about her experience:

“On Tueday, we hiked through a railroad that used to go through Jerusalem. It was really interesting to learn about the new train system and how much faster it is. Now it only takes 45 minutes to get from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, versus four hours (which is what it used to take). This is really relevant because of how often my friends and I go to Jerusalem. We also visited the caves of Netifim. They are stalactite caves and were really unique to see. It didn’t even look real. There were icicle-like formations made of soft lime stones. It was so cool.”

Wednesday started with a wellness morning. The students chose between three different options to start the day. The first option was a session on mindfulness. They took part in different activites to start the day in a calm and relaxing way. Another option was an intense workout with Yoav, and the third option was a yoga session with Stav, Netta, and a yoga instructor

Participating in a mindfulness activity
Participating in a mindfulness activity
Mindfulness activity to start the day
Mindfulness activity to start the day
Working out with yoav
Working out with Yoav
Enjoying some yoga
Enjoying some yoga
On Wednesday evening, the students enjoyed rock climbing. They met in the evening and spent an hour together on the different walls that were available.
Rock climbing
Rock climbing
Rock climbing
Rock climbing
This week in the rothschild community tlv – june 3, 2021

The Madricha on call for this weekend is Netta

Have a great weekend,
Gili