Monthly Archive: May 2016

  • Friday in Jerusalem 

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on May 13, 2016 | Share

    Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe that the end of our journey is almost here. Today our day started with a tour of the old city of Jerusalem. While there, we learned about the city’s rich history and had the opportunity to explore said history first hand. We traveled underground through ancient water tunnels that ran through the city….

  • Yom Hazikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut 

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on May 12, 2016 | Share


  • Am Yisrael Chai 

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on May 12, 2016 | Share

    Last week we marched in Poland. Today, on Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israeli Independence Day), we marched in Jerusalem. What a truly symbolic transition from darkness to light, from Shoah to the state of Israel, from imminent death to life. Our march in Jerusalem started with thousands of excited Jewish teens outside of the Old City. We danced and sang and…

  • A great host family experience 

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on May 12, 2016 | Share

    As we were waiting for our host to meet us at the school, we were anxious, and curious. What kind of person would we be living with for the day? Miri walked into the school courtyard where we were waiting and greeted us with a warming hug. She was a beautiful girl with brown curly hair and tan skin. …

  • The concept of staying with strangers in a foreign country is intimidating. Concerns about being polite and respectful can hinder connection between the host and guest.  Our experience staying with Alon Peretz and his family defies this paradigm.  We bonded with Alon at the Yom Hazikaron ceremony, before we knew he was hosting us. Through a mutual love of…