And We’re off!!!

Take off!

This week in addition to all of the Chanukah festivities, in Kitah Gimmel we started our “Kef L’tayel B’Yisrael” (It’s fun to travel in Israel) unit, our virtual tour of Israel!

We took off today on our El Al flight from Charlotte to “N’mal Teufah Ben Gurion” (Ben Gurion Airport) in Lod.

Our classroom was transformed into a “Matos” (airplane), we each received a “Degel Yisrael (Israeli flag) and “sukariya” (lollypop) to prevent the ear popping drama! We also got to watch the “Seret Ha’btichot” (Security video) and we learned about David Ben Gurion, the first prime minister of the State of Israel.

It was an exciting start!

Please enjoy the pictures!

On the plane! 

Watching the “Seret Ha’btichot” (safety video).

From the Ben Gurion airport we traveled south to the Negev. We visited the capital of Southern Israel, Be’er Sheva, one of the first locations in Eretz Yisrael where our forefathers Avraham and Sara, Yitzchak and Rivka, Yakov and Leah settled. We searched our Chumash B’reishit and we found it written clearly how each of our Avot lived in Be’er Sheva! Such scholars!

Look at us searching the Chumash!

Feeling really hot in the Negev, in Be’er Sheva!

In the midst of this serious desert environment, complete with endless sand, snakes, scorpions and of course camels, the Israelis have successfully built a modern, beautiful city. Be’er Sheva today is filled with homes, malls, universities and businesses. We had to drink some “mayim im kerach” to cool us down from the desert heat!

That feels way better!

Stay tuned for our next stop!