Thursday, August 23, 2012

Birthright San Diego 2012: The Experience of a Lifetime

Follow the journey of 39 young adults from San Diego who just returned from the experience of a lifetime on the Jewish Federation of San Diego’s community Birthright trip. In ten days they travelled all over Israel, learning, experiencing and discussing all the amazing things they encountered. They visited the new Alexander Joseph Viterbi Art Center in our partner community in Sha’ar HaNegev and had a very moving experience learning about life there under the constant threat of rocket attack and how the new school was built to protect children from incoming Kasaam missiles. 

They visited the newly renovated Yad Vashem museum and had a moving tour there, finding so many personal connections to the holocaust amongst the group. Six participants from the trip even chose to commit themselves to living a more engaged Jewish life by becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah. For more photos and reflections check out the group blog:


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