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Finally Home!!!

jolt July 22, 2019

Dear Parents and fellow JOLTers,

Today started off on a sad note as we said goodbye to all of our German friends from the JSummer camp in Austria. Many tears were shed on both sides (but not too many because we had to conserve water for the fast). After some JOLT bonding time, we boarded the bus for the exciting five hour drive back to the Munich airport. The day suddenly took an upturn as we boarded the plane to Israel. After four hours of intense anticipation, we finally landed in the homeland of our ancestors!

After learning about our past in Poland and experiencing our present in Austria, we went straight to the Kotel for a meaningful sunrise Shacharit as we looked towards our future. We were then treated to a lavish breakfast at Rimon Cafe in Mamilla Mall consisting of a delicious Israeli style spread culminating in waffles for dessert.

We then made our way to the North of Israel, and after a long bus ride we finally arrived at the hotel in Poriyah. After some time to relax and unpack, we had some intense team building exercises and a delicious dinner. We then headed out one last time for some shopping and touring in Tiberia. Wiped out, we all headed home for a good nights sleep as we prepare for a long and fun day tomorrow!

 

Avi Cunningham