Breathe in, breathe out. It is the last day of the trip and emotions are flying. Our journey has been fulfilled and we are all happy with the people who we have become.
It was fitting that our last day was our most relaxed, late breakfast followed by a morning service led by Marissa and Jenna. Following services we all participated in a activity in which each person picked an individual from the group that has meant somthing to them on this trip, then followed by our most memorable moments in Poland and Israel. After those we would say our own messages that we would take away from this trip.
We were then given around two hours to pack, swim and hangout. I went swimming and had a blast for the half an hour I was there. We all met for lunch at 1:15 and after that left the hotel and started our day.
Our first stop was Mount Herzl, named after Binyamin Ze’ev Herzl, visionary of the Jewish State. There we learned about the lost lives of many soldiers who were fighting for the Jewish state of Israel. One story in particular told by Boaz included a soldier named Michael, he was a lone soldier and while taking time off Israel went into war, Michael left his vacation time as soon as possible and came to Israel to fight for his country and what he believed in. All of us can see how much keeping the Jewish state of Israel means to everybody and how we must protect it.
Next we drove to Jaffa to learn about important figures that had been there and much more. After which we had dinner on the beach, many of us had some great shawarma and smoothies. We all had a great time and it was a great way to end the trip.
-Jared Fisher, Seven Hills School