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Shnat Nof 29th December 2016

Dear parents, shnattim, bogrim, bogrot, communities and friends shalom rav,

We hope you are well!

This week we have a different update, as our shnattim are currently on a well- needed Hanukkah break. First candle of Hanukkah was lit last Saturday night, and most of our shnattim left their home base in Ma’alot, and started their journeys across the country.

Some found themselves in Haifa, spending time in this gorgeous city, touring around, and being real Israelis, going to a football match

Chofesh 5      Chofesh 3
Chofesh 7      Chofesh 6

Some went to Nazareth for Christmas eve

Some came to Jerusalem, and a couple went to the Woman of The Wall Hanukkah candle lighting. As Becky wrote: “Incredibly special evening at the Kotel with the Women of the Wall lighting the 4th Chanukah candle. Very little counter protesting so we were able to sing, pray and light our candles in peace ❤️”

A couple traveled all the way to south Israel, to Kibbutz Lotan, to work and spend time in this magnificent Kibbutz

Chofesh at Lotan 2      Chofesh 1

Some travel around Israel with their parents, and hopefully being spoiled rotten!!

All in all- a wonderful week across Israel.

Next week, they will all return to Ma’alot, and will have one more month till they move to the holy city- Jerusalem. But that will be in a while. We still have one month full of volunteering, exploring the north of Israel, learning about ourselves and our community, getting to know Israelis and learning how to live as a community.

Chag Same’ach and Shabbat Shalom!