So we never thought it would happen, but the last day has finally arrived. The first thing on the schedule for the day was going to Rabin square in Tel Aviv. We learned about Yitzchak Rabin and his major efforts to make peace between Israel and it's neighboring countries. His assassination in 1995 also marked an important time in Israel's history.
After some fun facts we stopped at the Azraeli Mall for some lunch and some hardcore shopping. Next we went on a short tour of Independence Hall and found out how Israel was declared a Jewish state in 1948.
Our next stop was the city of Jaffa where we finished all of our last minute shopping and learned some basic history about the city. Nothing could have ended the day better than the whole group watching the sun set as we ate dinner and discussed our best memories from the trip.
Going into the trip, none of us realized how this experience would impact our lives. It is safe to say that everyone felt a stronger connection to their Jewish heritage and most of all, to each other. Nothing could have summed up the trip better than a last lesson taught by the Rabbi, "Wherever you go, make here Israel", meaning that wherever we are in life, we must always remember how Israel helped us connect to Judaism. Thanks to the Rabbi and all the staff for making this trip AAWWEEESSOOMMMEEEE