Today was definitely eventful! We started off our wonderful day with a visit at Nahalal, the first moshav. If you look at Moshav Nahalal from above, you can see that it is built in a very specific way; there are three different concentric areas. You can find all the public buildings in the center area, and around them you’ll see the residential areas, which are then surrounded by the moshav’s vast farmland. At Nahalal, we had a nostalgic reunion with Zlil, Gal, and Matan, our former school friends at Matan’s school. We bonded with his classmates and made many new friends; we did an activity, which contrasted the Israeli and American cultures. We spilt into groups (with a combination of Ezra, Kellman, and Nahalal kids) and answered questions about various topics; it highlighted the differences and similarities that we have with Israel. It was a great start to the day. After a brief bus ride, we did a “supermarket sweep” competition. We were split into groups of six, and each group was given a grocery list in Hebrew. Every group got different ingredients for our picnic, and we had to find them in the supermarket by asking workers in Hebrew. After we found all of the ingredients, we used the food we bought to assemble a picnic lunch at a beautiful natural pool called Sachne. After our picnic lunch, which consisted of pita bread with different spreads, we all went in the Sachne. We had a great time splashing and swimming in the water. After a late arrival to Maale HaChamisha, our humbe abode for the rest of the trip, it’s now time to catch some z’s. Layla tov!
Sam, Jacob D, Caleb, Jack, Morah Amalya, and the rest of the 8th Graders.
P.S We are happy to report that Nurse Carolyn is feeling much better!