Croatia (& Paris) with UMD Hillel Winter 2013

Day 7

Rozzie ~ First Part of the Day Today was another wonderful day, full of chesed. Last night we prepared two lesson plans for the Lauder School, a Jewish private school in Zagreb. One group presented to fourth through eighth graders … Continue reading »

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Day 6

Lily S ~Today we traveled to Slovenia, our third country of the week! We got on the road at 9:30am, and had a 20 minute ride to the Croatia-Slovenia border. The border crossing was a slow process. First, a security … Continue reading »

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Day 5

Tammy ~ Today was a fantastic Shabbat. We were welcomed once again into the synagogue by Rabbi Da-Don. This morning we had a t’fillah discussion and then went to services. We enjoyed lunch at the synagogue and got to hear … Continue reading »

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Day 4

Ali~Shavua tov from Croatia! Our Shabbat experience here was incredibly meaningful. We were invited to Bet Israel Shul for davening and Shabbat dinner and felt very welcomed by the Jewish community and Rabbi Kotel Da-Don. Visiting the shul was very … Continue reading »

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Day 3

Shira K ~   Today was the first day that we got to meet and interact with the locals- and they were ADORABLE.  We went to the Chabad school on a day when they had one staff member and over ten … Continue reading »

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Day 2

Daniel Z ~ Brrrrrrrrr. IT WAS FREEZING TODAY! This morning began with a loud ringing from my alarm clock at 7:15 a.m. We all had a delicious breakfast in the hotel restaurant that included fresh fruits, eggs, and cereals. Afterwards, … Continue reading »

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Day 1

Michael S ~ Wow. I had a lot of expectations about this trip but by the first day, before we had even arrived in Zagreb, my expectations were shattered. Our flight from D.C. to France was delayed by about an … Continue reading »

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