1. 2021
    A day of remembrance

    We started the day off with an early breakfast in preparation for our packed day! First, we took a trip to Mount Hertzl to see the grave of Theodore Hertzl and we also stopped by a number of memorials. We stopped to pay special respects to the Jewish soldiers who fought in World War 2 […]

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  2. 2021
    Different perspectives

    We started off the day with a late wake up. We have all finally adjusted to the time zone! We then had a morning activity at the hotel which involved a rudimentary overview of the history behind the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We then boarded the bus and set off for Bethlehem. In Bethlehem, we met up […]

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  3. 2021
    A spiritual journey

    We started the day by entering the old city through King David’s tomb, which is the location of the last supper. We then walked through the Jewish and Christian quarters before arriving at the  Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We took a tour of the church and went inside Jesus’ tomb! We also met a […]

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  4. 2021
    Sweet Beginnings

    We finally made it to Jerusalem after a long ten hour flight! We passed our multitude of COVID tests and had an amazing dinner at the hotel. We then woke up and played some super fun team-bonding games in Sataf. We solved puzzles, learned to communicate, and grew together as a team. After a delicious […]

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  5. 2021
    On Our Way!

    After months of planning, learning, talking, and dreaming … we’re finally on our way to Israel! Can’t wait to share highlights from what we know will be an amazing four weeks ahead!

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  6. 2019
    A Quiet Day

    Today was a bit of a quiet day. We said goodbye to the Galilee and had a long bus ride to Jerusalem. After relaxing the hotel for a bit, we went out to a nice dinner and journeyed underground into the Kotel Tunnels. Afterwards a few of us stayed to visit the Kotel one last […]

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  7. 2019
    A Sweet Day

    Today started off with a tour of Degania Bet from a life-long resident (Camp Havaya’s own Ruvik). Next we drove to the Golan Heights and looked out into Syria. Our tour guide Dalak talked to us about the recent history of the region. After a picnic lunch we headed to a chocolate factory to make […]

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  8. 2019
    Ice Cream, Improv, and a Boat Ride

    Today started off with a long drive to Tsfat to visit the origin of Kabbalah (from which we get Kabbalat Shabbat) and halacha. After lunch we went to Buza Ice Cream, a joint Arab and Israeli business that uses local, all-natural ingredients to make delicious frozen treats. Next up was an improv workshop. We had […]

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  9. 2019
    A Full Week

    We began this week with an exciting graffiti tour in Tel Aviv. It turned out that our tour guide was actually a graffiti artist himself (@artbyalef). Then we explored the history of the peace process in Israel at the Rabin Center. Monday morning involved a secret activity that shall not be discussed. In the afternoon […]

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  10. 2019
    Tikkun Olam

    Today was a day based on Tikkun Olam: repairing the world. After breakfast at Kibbutz Hanaton, we went to Emek Hashalom to learn about and experience what life with a disability can be like. In the afternoon we went to Ras Ali and hung out with some Arab youth. We played some icebreaker games and […]

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