The day started with a nice breakfast and a tour of Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. For lunch, we walked around and chose from a few stores. Then we traveled through Hezekiah’s tunnel which, while fun, was a bit small for some of our taller participants.

Next was the Western Wall, the Kotel. Some people wrapped tefillin while others chose not to. It was interesting to hear people talk about what they felt when they were at the wall.

After a walk back to the hotel for some swimming and showers, we walked to First Station — a small plaza with various shops and restaurants, as well as live music. After celebrating Elena’s birthday and a bit more time hanging out at the First Station, it was time for bed.

Tomorrow will be a bit of a later start and includes our trip to Bethlehem.

Until next time…

Camp JRF is now Camp Havaya.

Worry not! We have a new name but, deep down, we’re still the same incredibly diverse and welcoming community where kids explore Judaism in their own ways and become the best versions of themselves.

Learn more about why we chose this name or click through to visit our website. Either way, we can’t wait to welcome you to Camp Havaya this summer!