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 also met the Kellman – Brown Academy kids, who all seem nice, funny, and very enthusiastic about the trip. We are looking forward to a great time with them. To start off the day, we went to Caesarea, an old Roman city. Long ago, there was King Herod’s palace, a port for bringing in shipments, and a theatre that would hold different performances and shows. We got to see a movie about the rise and fall of Caesarea, sit in the theatre while watching some classmates perform, and see the ruins of the beautiful city. Then we got to dip our feet in the Mediterranean Sea, which cooled us off. After that, we had lunch, and bonded by playing some team building games.
Then we got back on the bus, and traveled to Moshav Nahalal (Moshe Dayan lived there), where we helped farm the land. We picked around 2,000 pounds of beets!
All the beets that we picked help families who are in need. By doing so, we fulfilled five mitzvot, including farming the land, helping those in need, and walking the land. After we got all the beet juice off our hands, we came to the Kibbutz and settled in our rooms. Then we showered and got ready for a good Israeli meal. We played games, and formed relationships with the other kids. After a long day, we were all exhausted and went to bed. What a great way to start off our trip!
Good Night from Israel,
Sydney, Zara, Eve, Amalya and the rest of the 8th graders