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Day Twenty Two: Friday, August 2nd: Camel Riding and Salad Trail!

Moshe Crane woke up to a boom chick a boom in the Bedouin tent. He brushed the dust off his face. Meanwhile, Daniel Cohen woke up pretty chilly. Then we went to daven Shacharis slightly after sunrise outside and ate Bedouin breakfast. We had sticky sticky waffles and sugary apple juice. Finally, we walked to […]

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Day Twenty One: Thursday, August 1st: Masada and Bedouin Tents!

Hello all! Thursday was a fun, chocolate-filled, We started out the day by davening and then eating our last meal at ANA Eilat. Once we finished breakfast 🥞 🍳 we loaded the busses and started heading towards Masada. On our way, we stopped at the Yotvata Visitors’ Center for a sweet treat of chocolate milk […]

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Day Twenty: Wednesday, July 31st: Water Sports, Boat Cruise, and Eilat Boardwalk!

We had a short bus ride until we got to the extreme water sports place in Eilat!! Rachel split everyone into groups. We did banana boating and tubing, which was super fun. They got us Pizza Hut for lunch, which was really good. Then we went on a party boat, and at the end we […]

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Day Nineteen: Tuesday, July 30th: Dead Sea, Kibbutz Lotan, and Eilat!

Knock knock  Who’s there  Journal  Journal who?  Today’s daily journal!  We started off the day with a delicious breakfast at Ramat Rachel, Moshe Crane loved the toast machine! Then we had a long bus ride down to the lowest place on earth… the DEAD SEA. After the Dead Sea, everyone was salty about the next […]

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Yom Yachad Speeches!

Dovid Wexler Good evening everyone. My name is Dovid Wexler. I am from Woodmere, Ny, and I am on Yad B’Yad trip one. I chose Yad B’Yad because I wanted not only to have a fun summer, but to have a meaningful and impactful summer where I grow to be a better version of myself. […]

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Day Eighteen: Monday, July 29th: Kever Rachel, Machon Tzomet, Pat Bamelach, and Yom Yachad!

Welcome to Day 18 of Yad B’Yad, which happens to be the official halfway point of our time in Israel! We started off the day in Ramat Rachel, our last day in the hotel before we head south tomorrow. Our first stop of the day was extremely meaningful, Kever Rachel, the burial place of Rachel […]

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Day Seventeen: Sunday, July 28th: Volunteering with the Elderly, Machane Yehuda, and Tel Aviv!

Today we went to volunteer at a nursing home. I spoke to someone from the States who made Aliyah without her family. Then we walked around the Shuk and got marzipan. After that, we had a bus ride to Tel Aviv and it was quiet so I took a nap. My bus went to the […]

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Day Sixteen: Shabbat, July 27th: Ramat Rachel Shabbat!

Hello! This Shabbos, we had davening and a kiddush with yummy snacks and food drinks and shmoozing. Then we had a learning program run by Emme about smiling and positivity. We learned about how you could change someone’s life with a smile. We had lunch in the hotel and a really fun circle time. I […]

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Day Fifteen: Friday, July 26th: Pizza for Soldiers, Yachad Israel, and Emek Refaim!

Hello! On Friday, we had another amazing and fun packed day. Following an amazing davening and breakfast at Ramat Rachel, we loaded the buses and headed to Emek Refaim. We split up into three groups and one group went to make pizza that would mostly be delivered to the soldiers before Shabbat, while part of […]

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Day Fourteen: Thursday, July 25th: The Kotel, Southern Wall Excavations, Machon HaMikdash, and Visitors Night!

Hi Everyone!  Today was one of the most inspiring days of Yad B’Yad so far. We started off davening and headed off to the holiest place on earth, the kotel. For Ashi, it was the best moment he has ever experienced. It was his first time standing in front of the Kotel! It was emotional […]

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