Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Section 2 in Jerusalem

On March 3rd, Section 2 moved from Arad to Jerusalem. Before leaving, we bought some needed materials for the Sudanese ganim in the area and bid a bittersweet farewell to all the children and the Sudanese community as a whole. A couple of weeks before our departure, Garin Tzedek also took a trip to the beautiful Mitzpe Ramon area, the largest erosion crater on Earth:

Har Ardon, the mountain we climbed up on the trip.

Nathan Chesterman, Scott Rothschild, and Cari Levison enjoy the view from the top of Har Ardon.

Although there are no opportunities to directly help Sudanese in Jerusalem, that doesn't mean Garin Tzedek in Section 2 isn't doing anything. We are now more than ever dedicated to running extra peulot and programming for our Year Course community, including both activities during the week and tiyulim. We're currently searching for ways to aid the Sudanese in Israel in a more indirect way, which may in the future include some sort of demonstration. In the meantime, we've already gotten started with our extra programming--on Tuesday the 9th, we watched the movie "Wet Hot American Summer" in one of the classrooms. If you haven't already seen it, it's a fantastic and wildly funny film about summer camp.

In our last two and a half months on Year Course, Section 2 Garin Tzedek hopes to become closer than ever as a community through our extra programming. If you have any questions, ideas, thoughts, comments, complaints, concerns, qualms, tidings, quarks, inquisitions, beatitudes, or anything else, feel free to tell us. Be expecting plenty of updates on our activities in this last excellent trimester in Jerusalem!

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