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Spending Shabbat in Jerusalem
| BINA Gap Year in Israel

BINA Gap Year participant Aviv Kobza details the recent trip to Jerusalem that the Gap Year participants took together to celebrate Shabbat and explore the city. Read on to discover what the trip was like, what they did, and how they spent a fun Shabbat in Jerusalem! 

 

A couple of weekends ago, all the Gap Year participants ventured to Jerusalem to spend time together and explore more of Israel for Shabbat. It started with an early morning train ride to get to Jerusalem, which then took us on a tram ride to catch a bus so we could get to where we were staying. We then had a day full of activities, starting with going to a gazelle sanctuary where we saw a couple of gazelles (but, most importantly, we saw a tortoise who vibed with us). Then we went to Mount Herzl and learned about some of the well-known prime ministers in Israel’s history. We also visited the graves of soldiers who dedicated their lives to Israel and its continuation.

Then, in the evening, we had a lovely Shabbat dinner and a fun night of activities which included hilarious presentations, playing a relaxing game and, right before bed, we did some meditation to get us ready and in the mindset of sleeping. The next day, we enjoyed a late morning and a relaxing time eating breakfast altogether. I made french toast for everyone out of the leftover challah from Shabbat dinner. 

We then had a pleasant afternoon in the park. Some of us played frisbee and some of us read on the grass, mostly just enjoying the time to relax and hang out together. We ended our time with a trip to the Jerusalem shuk! We had a great time together wandering around and I personally indulged in some knafeh, which was the best I’ve had in Israel so far. We then rushed back to the train to get back to Tel Aviv in time for our regular schedule the next day. Overall the trip was very fun for me and we got to see some of Jerusalem for the first time since we’ve been in Israel.

Aviv Kobza, BINA Gap Year Participant 

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