Day 8. Tuesday, May 2, 2017
As usual the morning began with teffilah, but this morning was extra special as we all wore a beautiful blue and white kippah, a gift from Raz & Yotom, our emmisarries parents. Today the Ezra-Kellman group went on three amazing and unique adventures and participated in Israel-themed trivia on the way to and from each adventure. The first one was the Arbel hike where we climbed down rocky terrain. There were wires and handles built into the mountainside to help us. This hike was challenging for some because it including rungs and ladders. The rest if the hike was meadows, near cliffs where we saw wild horses and a bull. After the Arbel hike, we continued onto the Majrase where we ate our kibbutz made lunches that we packed earlier that morning. At this location, we hiked through the water waist high (for some of us) and took in the beautiful view while trying not to fall on one of the rocks. After Majrase, we kept our swim gear on for the next adventure, but first the teachers surprised us with a surprise ice cream stop. Kfar Blum rafting in the Jordan River was our next destination. We paddled our way through the mostly shallow waters and came across only one rapid during the river. We took in the views of many Israelis celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut with barbecues as we played in the river learning to navigate our rafts, some of us were better than others. We returned back to Kibbutz Degania Bet. There we prepared our own BBQ dinner as a celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut. We all sat together and enjoyed our meal prepared by our trip advisors, Tani and Sarah. We were later summoned together where we learned that the winner to answer the most trivia questions correct was Noam!! Tomorrow we are leaving the Kibbutz and heading north. We will catch up with you again then!
Eviatar, Jaden, Morah Amalya, Nurse Carolyn, and the entire Ezra 8th Grade