An intense four days 

An intense four days 

By Rebecca Wycoff, Bus 8 Participant For four days, a couple of my friends and I spent time on an IDF army base. The chavaya (or ‘choose your own experience’) that we chose was Gadna, an army experience designed for Israeli high schoolers. Gadna allows you get a sneak...
Ghetto: A Poem

Ghetto: A Poem

By Samantha (Sami) Silk, Bus 8 Participant   the path that we now follow is the Exodus our ancestors never chose flooding with pain they died not to swallow the past spills into the river and flows   we cross a blue bridge over blue waters just like our...
New Forever Friends

New Forever Friends

By Becca Wycoff, Bus 8 Participant After coming together as a big unit for 23 days, I see how much this group really means to me. I did not know a lot of kids here because there are 2 different sessions at camp. We may not have met yet, but we all already had one...
Reflections from the Kotel 

Reflections from the Kotel 

By Jared Klein, Bus 8 I do not consider myself a very religious person. Sure, I go to synagogue for the high holidays and live by Jewish morals, but spirituality was never at the center of my Judaism.  All of this changed when I visited the Kotel with NFTY in Israel...