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Bus 527

By Nati, an Israeli participant

After spending 10 amazing days together, I think it's safe to say we made the right choice signing up for a Chicago community trip. Our group bonded so closely, and now we have our community to bring back home with us.

By Ali Ragins

June 5, 2015

By Samantha "Mamph" Mason

June 4, 2015

"The language barrier between us didn't matter. They loved us and we loved them. Those couple of hours with them really affected me in a conflicting way because when we left they were so sad. Some were even crying. It empowered me to do more volunteer work like that while in Israel and also when I return back home. Ill always remember those kids."

"We picked them all fresh from the vines. Next, were strawberries, which grow from hanging baskets. The berries were perfectly chilled, with a perfect taste without being mushy. The next activity was a maze through the passion fruit maze followed by picking carrots..."

By Hannah Waldman

Today was my favorite day so far. We went to the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Yad Vashem, which was very moving for us all. Afterwards, I got to share my own grandmother's story with the whole bus, which meant a lot to me.

By Rachel Hirsch

Today, we went to Kiryat Gat, a city in Chicago's partnership region of Kiryat Gat-Lachish-Shafir.

After experiencing the night life in Tel Aviv yesterday, today we started off with a relaxing swim at the beach.

I have been looking forward to these hikes for weeks, dead set determined on capturing beautiful sceneries and cultural dichotomies on my trip.

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