Greece, Corfu and Israel 2011

Final Note From Aviva and Rabbi Tessler

Dear SOS Parents and Teens, It is a peculiar feeling to wake up this morning without the responsibility of knocking on doors, asking nicely for teens to wake up, as well as not nicely asking for teens to wake up … Continue reading »

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August 9, 2011

Dani Folkman – Tisha B’Av August 9 – our last day together.  Tisha Bav with SOS international was an experience like no other. We started by reading Eicha at the Tesslers’ friends from Potomac, Dennis and Debra Berman, on their … Continue reading »

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August 7, 2011

Noah Horn After a memorable experience at the Sound and Light show at Migdal David (David’s Tower), on motzei Shabbat, most of the group just wanted to go to sleep.  However, one member of the group, i.e. me, suggested that … Continue reading »

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August 4, 2011

Yael Green – Thursday, August 4, 2011 (a girl’s perspective) The voice of Aviva singing with Cher on an Ipod woke us up in the morning to start our day. The adventures began with eating breakfast at Bnai Dan Youth … Continue reading »

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August 4, 2011

By Noah Soumekhian and Jesse Zweben As the SOS crew entered the gates of the Sayeret Givati, the base of our counselor, Aviad’s, unit, many emotions were expressed. Some of us were excited, as we were about to experience the … Continue reading »

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August 3, 2011

Yael Greenberg – Wednesday August 3 We left kibbutz Lavi bright and early, like everyday not on time. Got on the bus and left for Haifa to spend the morning with residents in a psychiatric group home.  Victims of terror … Continue reading »

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August 2, 2011

by Yoni Rabinovitch Well another 6:45 wake up. Whatever, were used to it by now; but that’s not to say there was a lack of complaining and bickering. The breakfast at kibbutz Lavi made the wake-up at least somewhat bearable. … Continue reading »

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August 1, 2011

Flight  to Israel  and 1st day in Israel  – Linor Shemesh After two weeks in Greece it is the time to move on and go to Israel for the second part of the trip. After our last dinner with Rabbi … Continue reading »

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July 30, 2011

Saturday July 30, 2011 by Laura Scavo Shabbat Shalom SOS! We woke up late and almost missed layning, but luckily we made it just in time. Yoni, Jesse, Daniel, Reuben, Aviad, and Noah Horn did wonderfully with their portions, each … Continue reading »

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July 29, 2011

Friday July 29 By Sammy Vago It was the price to pay to capture my handstand in front of the historic Acropolis.  For several days I wasn’t able to move my fingers.  And I thought, how cool would it be … Continue reading »

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July 28, 2011

Thursday July 28, 2011 By Rebecca Panitch 5:30 wakeup, Heard a voice call from above, “Return your room keys”.  And so I started my blog off with a haiku. Everyone was thrilled to be awake then, especially Jesse. We skipped … Continue reading »

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July 27, 2011

Wednesday July 27 – Corfu By Noah Horn  After a fun filled night of shopping, most of the SOS’ers collapsed into a deep sleep at our Corfu hotel…Unfortunately, most of the group overslept by an hour, so both the davening … Continue reading »

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July 26, 2011

Tuesday July 27, 2011 – By Reuben Gladstone   We got on the bus at 8:30 AM and we had almost 3 hour bus ride to Ioannina.  Everyone slept on the bus.  We went to the Jewish cemetery and it looked … Continue reading »

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July 25, 2011

Tour day in Thessaloniki ~ Linor Today we had a full day. Some of the boys woke up early to go daven in a Shul with the Rabbi from Thessaloniki who was with us yesterday. The girls got to sleep in … Continue reading »

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July 24, 2011

Sunday July 24 – Thessaloniki By Daniel Berglas After a meaningful goodbye to the Greek campers we were on our way to Thessaloniki.  We stopped for lunch where we all went around and spoke about highlights of the camp experience.  … Continue reading »

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