BLOG -Summer 2018

Last Shabbos!

Dear parents, We started out Shabbat like we usually do, getting dressed, taking hundreds of Shabbat pictures, and making memories with friends. We later left the Prima Kings hotel and drove to the Kotel. It was there that we davened Mincha, Kabbalat Shabbat, and Maariv.

IDF Training, ATVing, Kever Rochel

Dear parents and fellow JOLTers,  Today was our 8th day in the holy land! It’s crazy that this starts our second week here in Israel. We started our day nice and early and headed from Yerushalayim straight to Acharai for a mini army training session.


Hey parents! What a day we had! We started off our day repelling. We all took turns jumping off a cliff while attached to very safe ropes. Afterwards we took a hike back up to get to the top of the cliff which was much

Banana Boating and more

Dear parents, Today was a day filled with a lot of water and a lot of fun! By 8:30 in the morning we were all already packed on the bus and dressed for our first activities—Bannana boating and ODT (outdoor training). The girls went bannana

Water hike and Rafting

Hey parents! Happy Monday!!! Today was our first real day in Israel and it was a blast. We started off the day by going paint balling. Despite all the bruises, the JOLTers fought through the pain and battled in out on the field. We then

Tisha B’av

It was our 4th Saturday night together as a JOLT family. We just began the fast of Tisha B’av. After we read megila Eicha, we read a couple things called Kinos (which I’ve never heard of before.) These are poetic lamentations. I was pretty tired

First Shabbos in Israel

Hey parents! Shavua tov! This Shabbat was our first in Israel and it was absolutely amazing. On Friday night we all took shabbat pictures with a view of the Kinneret behind us because we are staying in the city of Tiberias. Following that, we had

Israel Day 2 – Tzfat

Today we went to Tzfat. The holy, beautiful, magnificent city of Tzfat. I thought it was gorgeous, seeing the architecture and the buildings and structures covered in blue paint.  Ruti, our awesome tour guide taught us a new word in Hebrew that Israelis say all

Israel Day 1 – Kotel and Kfar Kedem

Dead Jolter families! As we got off the plane from Austria this morning, I couldn’t keep my eyes open or even stand straight. We had had a long, fun day in Munich, Germany and an incredible 10 days with Jsummer. I was tired and all

Day 8 – JSummer

Dear Parents, After shacharis, the day started with mifkad. After our usual singing and shtick, we saw a fake marriage proposal as a color war break out for JSummer. I have to admit it was pretty good. I would be lying if I didn’t say