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Day 6: Shabbat in Poland

With the hardest of our days in Poland coming to an end, I know I was really glad for a much-needed break and celebration…thus Shabbat began.

After a week of wearing sweatpants, raincoats and tennis shoes we finally got to break out our nice dresses and sandals for a fresh start to Shabbat.

Our Friday services were short and sweet and finally the part we where all looking forward to, dinner. Dinner was a nice change from the hard boiled eggs and hummus and I know my dad will ask “what did you eat” so for him I will let you know.

We got to have some delicious chicken, salmon, and brisket with potatoes and many different veggies. After dinner, we quite literally linked arms with the New York delegation that was joining us for dinner and decided to come together in song and dance. We were even lucky enough to see David’s dance moves and lift Noah Levy into the air as if we were at his bar mitzvah.

With lots of laughs and lost voices we all headed to bed. With a late wake up we were ready for a jam-packed last day with our amazing guide Peppi . My favorite part of the day was when we got to explore Krakow and even try some authentic polish food such as perogies and Bigos. Of course, you can’t forget dessert with some delicious ice cream.

The day was over and it was time to pack for our 12:00 a.m. flight. After a week of bearing witness to the tragedy that was the Holocaust, we were all more than ready for a new adventure in sunny Israel.

-Grace Lefton

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