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Day 8: Bnei Tzion Hospital, Army Base, & Kotel

give July 15, 2015

Day 8 on GIVE was amazing! We started off the day on the bus to Haifa! We went to the Bnei Tzion Hospital there. A GIVErs sister started a project called Project Hug. She raised and collected money for the Bnei Tzion hospital instead of having a bat mitzvah or getting any gifts. It was a beautiful thing to see and motivated us to continue giving. Afterwards we went to an army base in the Shomrom! A חיל (soldier), gave us a speech about the different weapons they use and what the protocol is. We then had the opportunity to meet different soldiers and take pictures with them. Girls gave them snacks and a few even gave balloons. It was very exciting for all the girls to have the unique experience to interact with Israeli soldiers. Once all that excitement was over, we had more to look forward to! We finally made it to the Kotel!!!!!!

It was a very intense and powerful experience for many girls. It was some of their first times and others have been there before. Either way, girls were in awe of the beauty of the Kotel and really felt connected. Girls cried, laughed, and davened. Thank Gd we had the privilege and opportunity to go to a place where many of our ancestors weren’t able to go. The girls recognized that, and were so thankful!
After a long a powerful day, we are looking forward to tomorrow!!