The first thing we did was go to tfilla in the desert. Instead of a traditional Amidah, we each found a place to sit and listened to the various sounds of nature, it was very peaceful.
Today we woke up at 4:30, way too early. At about 5:45, we got on the bus and drove up to the Masada half asleep.
Today we woke up and headed straight for the Kotel for a powerful tefillah. Three Kelman Brown kids read Torah, and Ezra led Tefillah and had aliyot. It was a beautiful start to the morning.
Friday was a very emotional day.
The day started off with a special Yom Haatzmaut Tfillah. Zara, Eve, and Sydney all read Torah beautifully.
We started off the morning with an early wake up at 5:45! Though sleepy, Ari, David, and Eran led Shacharit to start off the morning.
After a rough start to our trip (no sleep), we quickly got into the “Groove of Israel”. Today Kezra (Kellman-Brown & Ezra) embarked on a beautiful hike in the North of Israel.
As soon as we got off the plane, we dove right into our trip! We met our Madrichim, Tzvi, and Channi, our tour guide, Ariel, and our bus driver, Asraf, who are all very wonderful and fun! We
We are here!
We met Kellman-Brown and we know that we will have a great trip together.
The weather is beautiful here and we are on our way to have our welcome ceremony on the beach.
Return to Ezra Academy!
To start off our Thursday morning, we had tefillah, which was beautifully lead by Ben, Alana, and Zach. We also had amazing Torah readers; J.Z., Jenna, Rafi, and Ben.
Today we woke up early and had a luau tefillah led by Maya and Elana. Skylar prepared songs from different decades to sing our tefillot using the melodies.
Today was a day all about nature. The first thing we did was drive to a place called Har Arbel. To get up to the top we had a short 15 minute hike up a small incline.
We began our day with tefillah in the Sephardi Bet Knesset in the kibbutz. J.Z., Zach, and Sophia led our service.
This morning, we woke up very early, and got on the bus for a two hour drive. The reason for this was that we here heading to Masada! We arrived at about nine o clock, and had breakfast.
Our class celebrated Shabbat in Israel; more specifically Yerushalayim! We all walked to a cool place at the Western Wall, where we had Kabbalat Shabbat.
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Two of our students were so eager to get their ideas down about the visit to Yad Vashem, so you are getting a bonus blog.
For Erev Yom Ha’Atzmaut, we went down to Ben Yehuda Street, where bright lights and noise filled our souls! After a while, we decided to raise some money to get an Israeli flag from
Yom HaZikaron started with a siren that sounded at 8pm all through Israel. We were privileged to join the people who live on Kibbutz Urim, the place that we stayed.
What does Ezra Academy have in common with Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty?!?!
To start our hike, we went to Ein Avdat.
On Sunday morning, the 8th grade arrived at Ezra Academy, eager to experience the trip of a lifetime.