Masa Israel Journey Blog

November 03, 2010
 
This wasn’t my first visit to Kikar Rabin but it was definitely the most meaningful and one of the most meaningful moments I have had in Israel thus far. The aura at Kikar Rabin was so much different than ever before- there was a sense of sadness, mirrored by a sense of hope. 
 
The moment that touched me the most was when I overheard a mother talking to her two young sons, “הוא רצה שכולם יהיו חברים” – He wanted everyone to be friends, she told them.
 
Bailey Spagat is photo-blogging for New Voices Magazine while participating in Career Israel
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November 02, 2010
By Lauren Zink, OTZMA, Pittsfield, MA
 
Today was the first day of my second volunteer job. This one will definitely consume more of my time but I also learned today the true meaning of “time is of the essence.” My second volunteer opportunity entails me traveling around Ashkelon and interviewing different organizations that are funded through the Ashkelon Foundation.
 
Today I sat in the passenger seat and went around town with one of the Program Directors of the Conservative Synagogue in Ashkelon. I am working for the Ashkelon Foundation through this Synagogue. It was nice being in the car for a while. Aside from taxis, (which I don’t really think give you that same feeling of being in a car) I haven’t been in one in over a month-and-a-half. This may not seem like that long but because a car is something I usually ride in...
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