Becoming A Bedouin

Hi, my name is Eliora Pachter and I live in Teaneck, New Jersey. Today on GIVE we had the opportunity to experience both activities that were so meaningful and activities that were also so fun and exciting. We started off our day by heading to an amazing organization called One Family. They help people who were victims of terror attacks and shows them that no matter what, they are not alone. There we watched many videos about what One Family is all about, and helped them prepare for a marathon that they will be running (which we will also be participating in this coming Sunday!) After One Family, we headed to Har Hertzel where we visited many soldiers’ graves that sacrificed their lives to protect us and save our land. After this incredibly meaningful experience we headed to the middle of the desert to sleep in Bedouin tents and we had the time of our lives. When we first arrived, we entered into a large tent, where we were served a huge platter of food. It was no surprise that after ten minutes the entire plate was completely devoured! After our delicious dinner we drank tea with real Bedouins and learnt all about their culture. Finally, we finished off the night by having a bonfire filled with music. This action packed day is something that I will never forget and I’m so excited to keep having the best summer ever on GIVE!