Hello friends and family! Or, should I say “shalom!” It’s only our second day in Israel, yet we’ve seen so much and had many opportunities to bond as a group. After a fun, albeit very long flight, we arrived in Tel Aviv. And what a welcome we had! As we walked out of the baggage claim, we were joyously greeted by our Israeli peers with song and drum music. There are 7 Israeli soldiers who are off-duty with us the entire week. It’s been wonderful getting to know them so far.