Posted in YJ Italy on 03. Aug, 2010
On Wednesday, Chalutzim started out their day with a hike. The group then visited Mount Bental where they admired incredible views of the beautiful north of Israel and toured bunkers as they learned about the history of this strategic look-out point. Next Chalutzim met up with a group of 15 Tzofim (Israeli Scouts) who were going to join the group for the next few days.
Chalutzim, along with their newest group members, had lunch and then partipated in a water hike together. This was a great chance to talk and get to know the Israeli Tzofim! Mid hike, everyone had a chance to swim in the cool waters. Next up, was another exciting adventure, rappelling! Some of the chanichim even came over their fear of heights as they rappelled off the side of a cliff. Way to go Chalutzim!
Later that night, Chalutzim, along with Nitzanim and some FZY groups (YJ’s British counterpart) had a fun filled disco party!
On Thursday, the group had an interesting and thought provoking co-existence seminar. Everyone was eager to learn about this fascinating part of Israeli history. They even had a chance to hear from some Israeli Arabs and ask any questions they had. Next, the group enjoyed a delicious pizza lunch from the ‘Pizza Man’ who makes incredible personal pizzas. Yum!
After lunch, Chalutzim travelled to Karmiel for a special volunteer project. The group arranged an outdoor carnival filled with games and fun activities for a group of students with special needs. Everyone had a blast playing and getting to know one another. That night the group camped out at Nahal Amud.
Friday morning, after waking up from a night of sleeping out beneath the stars, Chalutzim travelled to a nearby beach on the Kinneret. The group had free time to relax and swim before heading to the Jordan River for a kayaking adventure. Everyone enjoyed splashing around in the cool waters.
Next, the group travelled to their hostel for Shabbat and prepared to welcome in their final Shabbat together in Israel! They had time to relax and celebrate, but were also very busy preparing for Maccabia on Sunday.
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