Sunday July 10
Machal headed out, last night after havdalah, for their four days canoeing down the James River in Virgina. They have been planning for this for a few weeks now, with all of the team-building and outdoor-living, and we are so excited to hear about their experience! They were so excited!
Since the Motzei Shabbat post-havdalah night activities went late, we were all treated to a slightly postponed wake-up this morning. Eidot Aleph-Daled experienced some Jewish history today (what else is new?) In addition to their climbing wall activities, Village peulot, swimming, ceramics, sports and horse-back riding (and Chugim – those electives that they have three times a week), they received some edicts from the Greeks – like no more learning Torah and no more Shabbat. They came from “Ari-ochus”, our Rosh Plugah Ari Eizen who got roped into the drama unfolding. A team started forming with our other Rosh Plugah, Chana Fischer, to fight the Greeks and have a “Chana”kah 🙂
Miracles happened, the Jews won (as you all expected to hear, I’m sure) and we celebrated with a carnival tonight in Indoor World – A Bouncy Castle and other inflatables, and of course popcorn and other fun foods! Chag Sameach everyone!