Category: 2016

  • I will always remember 

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on May 14, 2016 | Share

    This journey has left me speechless. I am in awe. I’m in awe of the lack of humanity during the Shoah. The millions of people dehumanized, worked to death, starved to death, and murdered in the most inhumane ways suffocated me as I walked through labor, concentration, and extermination camps. The blue stained walls from the Zyklon B and…

  • Magical morning in Jerusalem 

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on May 13, 2016 | Share

    Today was an adventurous day in Jerusalem! We went to the old city and explored the Jewish Quarter. Before that though, we ventured off into the Hezikiah Tunnel. This tunnel was unlike any other tunnel. It was pitch black, water up to our knees, narrow walls, and very low ceiling. The tunnel took about 45 minutes and was around…

  • Tenacity 

    Posted by Mayerson JCC on May 13, 2016 | Share

    It was my second time visiting the Kotel. I had felt a deep connection when I first visited in 2014 during the Israeli-Gaza War. This second time, I also felt connected, but in a different way. After I inserted the note I had written for myself, I began to feel that my reason for being there was not for…

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  • 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….