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A Day at Yad Sarah and Leket

By Paige Erlich on January 23, 2012

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Today was a long day! We started off at Yad Sarah in Jerusalem, a medical resource center for the elderly. My group spent the morning sorting bed parts so they could easily be turned into needed beds. We then drove to a nice picnic area in the park for lunch and then headed to a field near Kfar

Paige and her friends pick clementines with Leket

Schiller to pick clementines for an organization called Leket, which helps provide food for poor families. I actually did the exact project on EIE but it’s always really fun!! We then visited JNF's 9/11 Living Memorial in Jerusalem, the only memorial outside of the U.S. to list all of the names of the victims of the September 11th attacks. It was beautiful and really showed how much Israel cares for the U.S. We then had some time in the Old City of Jerusalem for shopping and hanging out. We ended the day by going to the Kotel; I brought the notes from my hebrew school students and put them in the wall for them! It felt so good.

 

To read about the rest of Paige's travels on Alternative Break, you can visit her blog at  Paige Goes to Israel.


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