Children’s Village Teen Service Trip- Jerilyn Scott

Tuesday and Wednesday March 25th and 26th, 2014 Tuesday was an emotionally powerful day as we finished our time in Jerusalem. We began on the Mount of Olives, which offers an amazing bird’s eye view of the whole city. We stood at the sacred Jewish cemetery and looked out over the Old a City including Temple […]

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Children’s Village Teen Service Trip- Alex O’Connor

Trip to the High School   Today we had the privilege of visiting the local school in Karmi’el and learning about the student’s classes and their lifestyle’s. We were first taken to a lesson to have a discussion with the students. When I heard this I feared it would not be an exciting learning experience, […]

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Children’s Village Teen Service Trip- Jerilyn Scott

Children’s Village Teen Service Trip- Jerilyn Scott

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Wow, we’ve covered a lot of ground in the last thirty-six hours!  We left the Village early Sunday morning with lots of mixed emotions. Everyone was excited to see the amazing sites to come, but also genuinely sad to leave. Over about three and a half hours, we left the lush, green, Mediterranean […]

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Children’s Village Teen Service Trip – Rachel Becker

Monday March 24, 2014 Today I woke up around 7:00 to meet the kids from the Shoham family at the bus station to say goodbye. It was a pleasant surprise as none of them were expecting me after our emotional goodbye yesterday. It was very surreal and emotionally challenging pulling out of the gate and […]

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Children’s Village Teen Service Trip- Jerilyn Scott

March 22, 2014 The last two days have been relatively quiet ones, sticking close to the Village and enjoying all of our new friendships. We attended a lively community Purim parade in Karmi’el, had Shabbat dinner with our michpatons, and took a bus load of older teens to the movies. We have also helped out […]

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Children’s Village Teen Service Trip – Jerilyn Scott

Thursday March 20, 2014 Today we spent the morning in Nazareth. It was not what anyone expected – “Nazareth” does not conjure up images of congested traffic, billboards, and Gucci watch shops. Nestled in the middle of 21st century chaos, however, the spring at which the Greek Orthodox faith believes the angel Gabriel appeared to […]

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Children’s Village Teen Service Trip – Jerilyn Scott

Wednesday March 19, 2014 It’s been a very eventful couple of days!  Yesterday we spent the morning in Haifa, a beautiful coastal city on a hill that is home to two of the top universities in Israel. We saw the Baha’i Gardens where one of the founders of the religion is buried. The beautiful formal […]

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Children’s Village Teen Serivice Trip – Jerilyn Scott

Our time in Karmi’el is officially launched. We arrived at 7:30 this morning (local time) after an overnight flight. Our first challenge was jamming our 22 giant bags into a minibus that had no designated baggage space – an exercise in patience and ingenuity! We made it to the village by mid morning where we […]

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Children’s Village Teen Service Trip – Emily Amato

Children’s Village Teen Service Trip – Day 2 By: Emily Amato On our first full day in Karmiel, Israel, we started out the day at 9AM by traveling to the city of Haifa. Our first stop there was the Baha’i Gardens which were so beautiful. We learned from our guide, Tomer, about the history of […]

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