After Jaffa, we walked to the Jaffa Institute, a nonprofit organization that gives back to those in Israel that are impoverished. It was amazing learning about the different centers they run around Israel for students to go to after school lets out while their parents are still at work. Additionally, they help single parents find jobs and educate and house children without homes. As a part of our visit, we helped the Jaffa Institute pack boxes of food to go to families in need of food. It was a heartwarmimg experience, and I loved seeing community service and tzedakah in action in a different, unique country.
At 4:30, we headed to a Holiday Inn in Ashkelon, excited to finally sleep after a long but fulfilling day. From the hotel rooms, we could see the sun set over the Mediterranean. Dinner at the hotel was amazing; there was an unlimited buffet of some of the most famous Israel food: schnitzel, yummy potatoes, and assortment of cold salads, among many other options. After being full of delicious food, we headed to bed early in anticipation of another exciting day.
Alexandra Nebel '18