Meet one of Shorashim's newest full-time staff members, Becky Savitt. Becky was Birthright Israel's first "ambassador of the month" and joined the Shorashim team last week as our Program Associate. We are so excited to welcome Becky and we're looking forward to many exciting things to come!
Today, we visited the cemetery at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. It was the most beautiful cemetery I have ever seen, with graves dedicated to various Israelis, soldiers, and those killed as a result of terrorism.
Our morning began at Yad Vashem
The national holocaust museum in Jerusalem
A curving path in the triangular hall
Represented the confusion and chaos of it all
Why must Israeli soldiers wear uniforms at the Holocaust museum?
Nearly everyone who enters Israel’s Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, has a moment that helps them conceptualize that one infamous statistic – six million.
The night ended with quiet reflection as we looked up at the stars high above the desert. As we dozed off in our big tent, we were exhausted from another action-packed day but excited for new adventures still to come.
Shabbat Shalom! I feel honored to write the trip blog post on a day that so many on our trip have been looking forward to – our community Shabbat at our beautiful hotel in Jerusalem.
Friday morning to Saturday at sundown is the most surreal experience on the Birthright Israel trip. Independence Hall is not like any landmark we have in the United States. The womb of revolution was your best friend's house in the middle of Tel Aviv.
This morning we had the priveledge of visiting the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. It is difficult to put into words the horrors of this atrocity, let alone develop an entire museum display to show case it, but Yad Vashem did not disappoint.