Weekly Updates – Tel Aviv February 9, 2020
What a great week we had here in Tel-Aviv! Here are some of this week’s highlights:
On Monday evening, the Madrichim gave the students a chance to claim their 15 seconds of fame by setting up a karaoke night. We were happy to discover some amazing talent within the Tel Aviv Community.
“The karaoke night was really fun! We got to know many talents and failures, we celebrated and laughed a lot together, and had an amazing time! The moadon was all decorated, colorful and full with lights looking like a show stage which really set the atmosphere and made us feel like real artists, even though some of us are very far from that, it was good getting to know the feeling.” – Liat Warszawski
On Tuesday, we drove up north to the beautiful Caesarea. The weather was perfect and the sun was out as we were walking through the sites. After the tour, we spent some time on the beach, making coffee and tea in a finjan, and playing matkot. Some brave students even went for a swim in the ocean. Later on Tuesday night, right after our weekly Parasha and Pizza, we were lucky to be invited to watch a modern dance performance, directed by Amir Kolben.
“This week we went to Caesarea and explored the ancient city. We later went to the beach next to the aqueducts where we relaxed and played along the beach. This week’s tiyul gave me the opportunity to speak to more people from all over the world and continue to build new friendships”– Lauren Bendel
On Wednesday night, we had the privilege to hear from one of the founders of the organization, BKind.
BKind is a social enterprise that uses technology, education and unique tools to increase positive actions and interactions between people. They work with organizations, schools, campuses and families from around the world that wants to increase kindness in their communities.
Each student received a BKind Card, which helps increase kindness in the world. They are passed from one person to another each time an act of kindness takes place. People pass them as a token of gratitude or with an act of kindness they performed. After passing the card the student can keep track of where it goes and which good deed the people that passed it forward did. It was a very inspiring evening.
Next week we are going to have a Tu B’shvat celebration in nature, together with the Jerusalem community. Below is the schedule with all the details.
Etai Ben Simhon