Wednesday, January 27, 2010
2. Is it cold outside, like, do I need a jacket? (this is asked whilst standing outside next to the bus)
3. Will there be other things to eat in Israel BESIDES hummus?
4. Will they have plugs in Israel for my straightner?
5. Where is the bathroom? (this isnt that funny, but it is heard on a Birthright trip ballparked at 34 million times a day, so it should be included)
I also wanted to give you a little more of the life I live while in Israel:
My favorite view from Mesada
Co-Staff Matt, he lets me take over the mic. Smart man.
Gorgeous view of Tel Aviv from Jaffo
Mesada at sunrise
An induction ceremony at the Wall. Pretty rare, we were lucky to be there to see the new soldiers sworn in
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I know I didn't really play the blog game like I should have while in Israel BUT I had a lot of camels and hummus that got in the way. This was my 7th trip to Israel and made me fall in love with the people and surroundings more than ever. It might be because I dont know if this was my last time; sometimes I forget how lucky I am to have a job that throws me there twice a year.
I just spent the last 11 days leading 40 Americans (from L.A...amazing we survived without Starbucks and traffic) and 8 Israelis. We travel on a bus up and down Israel learning about the culture and history. At this point I have been to some places so many times I get to lead my own mini tours. They are usually food themed where I point out my favorite burger and hummus spots; those are just as important as the 2,000 year old monuments. It is exhausting, exciting and life changing and I cant believe I have had the chance to staff it so many times.
Israel means so much to me and its hard to put into words, so I will do it better through pictures.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
So odd to walk away and not cry because I was so happy with the way I left. The Federation was an amazing home for 2 years. Such love in that room, thank you so much to everyone that came. Thank you for the warmest send off a girl could ask for. Teddy, the video will forever make me happy and want to crawl in a hole at the same time...slow motion sucks :)
Tomorrow off to the Holy Land! A massive breath of emotions. Exciting, sad, happy, nervous, ready, not ready at all. Just gotta go with it and jump in...love you all.