Greece and Israel 2014

Day 14

Noah ~ Aviva let us sleep in this morning after we were all exhausted from waking up early and performing “chesed for ourselves” yesterday (i.e cruise to 3 islands).  Once we all dragged ourselves out of bed we left the … Continue reading »

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Day 13

Bella ~ Chessed is technically described as loving kindness; a gift that people give to one another expecting no return.  We usually think about chessed as collecting volunteer hours, or being a good friend. But as I sit on my … Continue reading »

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Day 11 & 12

Alex ~ On Friday morning we drove for about 3 hours down the mountain Pilion from the village of Saint Johns. The ride was beautiful and we got to see the Aegean Sea right next to the amazing mountains. After … Continue reading »

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Day 10

Miri ~ Today’s activities ranged from seeing monasteries to driving through clouds. In the morning we left Ioannina and arrived in a small village known as Metzova to browse through the shops. After eating lunch in Calabaka, we drove to Meteora … Continue reading »

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Day 9

Zoe ~ Yesterday, July 30, 2014 was the first day on this trip that I did not have a. I know. It’s quite shocking. But please, try not to freak out. I think I can get through it. But don’t … Continue reading »

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Day 8

Eliana ~ We started off at the Jewish cemetery of Salonica, which is beautifully kept. We learned about some of the Jews buried there. A unique thing about this cemetery is that some of the deceased chose to have their … Continue reading »

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Day 7

Aaron ~ Day 7 of the trip was an amazing one. We started off the day with a trip to one of the most beautiful synagogues I have ever seen. The building was absolutely perfect in every way. In that particular … Continue reading »

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Day 6

Danny ~ Friday was our second to last day at the camp. In just a few days we had become a part of the camp. Every night the Greek and Israeli kids would come to our bunk and call us … Continue reading »

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Day 5

  Noah’s Blog ~ Leaving Camp and Traveling to Thessaloniki We woke up this morning with a sense of communal sadness because we knew that today would be our last moments in the Greek Jewish summer camp. We packed up our bags, … Continue reading »

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Day 4

Shabbat in Camp – Bella “A New Kind of Shabbat”  ~ If I could describe the past Shabbat experience in one word, it would be “meaningful”. It was very different kind of Shabbat for me. Not just because I wasn’t with my … Continue reading »

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Day 3

Alex and Ethan ~   Day three of our exciting adventure has proven that every day on this trip will be fantastic. It was our first day here in the Jewish camp in LiTohoro. We spent last night in large tents … Continue reading »

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Day 1 & 2

Jonah R ~I came to Dulles Airport looking forward to a great trip filled with many chesed and touring opportunities in Greece and Israel. I was expecting a great group of kids with an awesome counselor and the best trip … Continue reading »

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