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Day 6 | Letters from the Children’s Village 2017

Written By: Alexandra Friedlander In the morning, we drove to a Bedouin home. Bedouins are a subgroup within the Arab minority in Israel and have a cultural, historical, social and political uniqueness. In the Bedouin home, we ate a delicious breakfast of eggs, falafel, vegetables, and pita. We also went inside a real Bedouin tent […]

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Day 5 | Letters from the Children’s Village 2017

Written By: Katherine Kunkle We ate a quick breakfast, and jumped into the van to head to an area that looked over the valley, where we were told the story of Jesus’s birth. We then took the bus to a small Orthodox Church in Nazareth. At the church, we quickly discussed the history of the church […]

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Day 4 | Letters from the Children’s Village 2017

Written By: Lauren Levy and Anna Elias This morning after breakfast at the Children’s Village, we left for Holon, which is a city right outside of Tel Aviv. We arrived at the Museum of the Blind a little before 10:30, where we drank coffee and waited for our tour in the dark to begin. Our […]

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Day 3 | Letters from the Children’s Village 2017

Written by: all participants We ate a quick breakfast, and hopped into the van. First, we drove to a Druze school, called Beirut Jann. At the school, we spoke with the students and learned a bit about the Druze culture. Then, we got a tour of the school and made some new friends with the students […]

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Day 2 | Letters from the Children’s Village 2017

Written by: Alexandra Friedlander We ate a quick breakfast of yogurt and tea and rushed out to the buses. We drove to the center of Karmiel to see some Bedouin communities. It was very interesting to see how they lived. Then, we drove to two Holocaust memorials. One of the memorials had three parts all […]

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Day 1 | Letters from the Children’s Village 2017

Written by: Alexandra Friedlander We woke up and ate a delicious egg breakfast. Afterwards, we drove to Rosh Hanikra, which is a beautiful geologic cliff formation on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Western Galilee. Rosh Hanikra borders Lebanon, and many missiles have been shot shot from Lebanon into Israel via Rosh Hanikra. At […]

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Traveling | Letters from the Children’s Village 2017

Written by: Alexandra Friedlander On March 19, we all met at 7 a.m. at the Pittsburgh International Airport. The very generous United Airlines allowed everyone attending the trip to take all of their suitcases, with the donations, free of charge – that’s 30 suitcases! Then, the United Airlines attendant checked our bags, and we said our […]

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Day 10 – Sophia | Letters from the Children’s Village

Today we woke up with a lovely view of the Dead Sea and we had our breakfast overlooking the amazing landscape. Then we left for Jerusalem! The group had a chance to visit the Western Wall, where we wrote little prayers on tiny pieces of paper and put them into the wall. We were on the side for […]

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Day 9 – Hanna | Letters from the Children’s Village

This morning, we left the village.  On our way out, we got to see some of the kids from our mishpactons all in their costumes for Purim and we stopped by for an extra chance to say goodbye. It was such a sad moment to pull away from the village – but on the bright […]

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Day 8 – Isabella | Letters from the Children’s Village

Today we went to the old city of Zefat. there we went to a store where they hand made all these different types of candles. after that we went to a dairy farm. It is were the original white cheese was formed in 1818. Then after that we went to the sea of gallie. Then […]

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