July 9: 2:45

July 9, 2014 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

2:45??  Yes, 2:45am: the time we all awoke today to witness an event full of life, spirit, and beauty…the sunrise at Masada!  Last night our teens had the opportunity to experience the Bedouin culture, complete with camels, hospitality, and sleeping outside in a large tent.  We did some meditation under the stars (and WOW there were more than we’ve ever seen up north in Michigan), sang with the guitar, and roasted marshmallows on the big bonfire.  Bedtime was before 11pm since we had to wake up before 3am.  Some of us were a bit tired and cranky in the morning but after a great hike up the Snake Path, all of us convened on the top of the historical fortress.

After our climb and a much needed breakfast, we made our way to Arad to see the Machtesh Gadol, a beautiful crater in the Negev.  We then continued to the city of Yerucham where we had a home-cooked lunch in the residents’ houses and heard stories about their city.  Needless to say, we ate until we couldn’t eat anymore…It was a very good thing we headed to the kibbutz immediately after!

Tonight will be an early night at Kibbutz Meshabai Sadeh both to make up some sleep we missed last night and also in preparation for our active and fun filled day tomorrow in the Negev (did someone say snappelling?!).

Stay tuned for some great photos of our teens and their exploration of this beautiful country.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
Mar
26

NEXTGen Detroit Volunteers at the Oasis Soup Kitchen

Sunday, March 26 | 11 am- 1 pm. We will assist the kitchen staff with prep work, serve the meal and clean-up. Everyone must pre-register. There is a limited amount of space available for this event. Register

Sign Up
Mar
27

TOV Read Detroit 2017

Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy’s Tikkun Olam Volunteers (TOV) invites you to celebrate National Reading Month by reading books with children at Bagley Elementary School in Detroit. Please bring new books to read and donate to students grades K-3. See our approved book list here. Suggested Book List This is by no means an exhaustive list […]

Sign Up
jBaby
Mar
28

jbaby detroit! 5-week prenatal birthing class

Learn about labor, delivery, birthing techniques and newborn care — with a Jewish TWIST. The five week series is designed to help prepare expectant couples for labor and delivery and for life as new parents. It also serves as a great way for Jewish couples to meet each other before they have their babies. $136 includes all classes and materials.

Sign Up
Mar
30

Join us for the jbabydetroit! Jewish Preschool Panel

Thursday, March 30 | 7:00 PM Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 6735 Telegraph Rd. • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 Learn about each school’s philosophy curriculum hours, before/after care options enrollment dates special needs assistance … and more! Each family that attends the 2017 jbabydetroit! Preschool Panel will receive one $50 certificate good toward Jewish Preschool […]

Sign Up