Mayanot 216 had a very exciting and fun filled Friday. We started off our day bright and early with a 7:00 am wake up followed by a delicious buffet breakfast. After breakfast we all met to talk and prepare ourselves for the Yad Vashem holocaust museum in Jerusalem. During this session we talked about what the holocaust meant to us, how we had been affected by it, and anything else that would help us through the day.
We arrived at the museum at 9:30 and spent 3 hours there. During those 3 hours we went through the whole place and it wasn't easy. Everyone saw the horrific things that happened during the holocaust. We saw people crying, people just starring at certain things frozen, and a lot of pain which was definitely the hardest part. Once we got through the museum we went into a classroom with our tour guide to go over some things we didn't get to discuss before. As we all know the 1930's and 1940's were not a pleasant time for the Jewish people or anyone who wasn't part of the Aryan Nazi Regime.
After we left we went to the Machne Yehuda market to eat lunch and shop. We will be concluding our Friday with Shabbat at the Western Wall followed by a joint Farbrengen with another birthright group.