Saturday, July 31, 2010

Group Sababa!

This is our group after we conquered two mountains!!

We had leaders from Kibbutz Yahel, who took us up Mt. Shlomo and on many other hikes. The kids and staff slept outside for three nights and they had a blast! It was so incredible to have this experience with them. We all grew a lot and really learned to be a community.

Our kids were amazing. They helped carry each other bags up the mountain, they held each others' hands on the way down to help stablize on the way down and they all encouraged each other. It was very physically challenging for everyone and they all this a great job!
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Me in the desert

more desert

Lianna and me in Eilat at the Red Sea


Early in the hike...everyone is still happy!

Up up up!
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Friday, July 23, 2010

NFTY water fun!

We kayaked in the Jordan River! This is Alison, another staff member and me!!!

We went banana boating too!! This is the staff boat! It was AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! =)
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

NFTY digs Israel!

For four days, our camps split into chavayas or experiences. There was a culture one, tikkum olum (voluteering), Yom le Yom (hiking sea to sea), archaeology, and gadna (army).

I was in charge of archaeology for the four days (even though I signed up for all but that.) The kids had an incredible time for four days digging and finding ancient pottery and bones from 2000 years about near Beit Guvrin which is close to Kiriat Gat.

Our group in the bell caves!

Sunset at Neve Shalom.

Wasing off what they found.

After the last dig, bitter sweet. They were still happy!
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Thursday, July 08, 2010

NFTY made it to Israel!

Incredible sunset at Ma'ale Hachanmisha

Me explaining the finals of Birdie on a Perch to my campers.

Outside of the City of David and the water tunnels, which was so much fun!

Our group at the Wall!!!!!!!!
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All over Europe

Outside Krakow castle with the famous dragon

Lunch relaxation in Warsaw

Saying bye to Rabbi Marcus!! =( He was AWESOME!!!

In the Krakow square with Hanan and Luba!
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