During our first full day in Israel, students began to feel Israel’s “magic” in the air. Our 8th graders started the morning with great discussions by the Kineret. Then, after eating breakfast, we took an hour bus ride to meet with our Bet Shean buddies. After being in contact with our buddies for much of the school year, it was wonderful to finally see all of them in person. During this amazing experience, we learned more about each other throughout the day -- all while playing fun games and competing in engaging challenges. One challenge involved building a raft out of bamboo and rubber mats in order to paddle across a river. The students can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!
Written by Jake Moses, Mandel JDS 8th Grader