SOM Israel Trip 2005
First Email Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 06:16 PM
So we have arrived. Finally, after being stuck in New York for a three extra hours, not being able to get off the plane, the ten hour flight that followed our delay was everlasting, although the flight was filled with birthright participants from New York where the Kerpel’s met and many other kids embarked the flight seemed to be so long. But once we arrived, it was all beautiful, as if being welcomed by Israel isn’t enough we got to come in through the new terminal, which happens to be state of the art.
After loading the bus and get their chairs on the bus, our journey began, first we met our Israel staff, Lior, the tour guide and Asaf the medic and Guard, all the kids where happy to meet the staff. Our bus took us directly to Haas Promenade, one of the most incredible outlook points that Jerusalem, so Lior acquainted us with Jerusalem’s geography. We then went directly to the kotel. We gave the kids the opportunity take their personal time with the kotel, the chanichim also got the opportunity to give tzedakah as well as write there personal prayer in a paper and stick it in the wall. The night ended in our hotel, Mahaleh Hahamisha with great dinner and even activities which ended at 11:30pm.
Well hope to be in contact with you guys soon,
Uzi, Bonelle, Lucila,