Year 13 Girls Israel Trip
Date: (Returned) 22nd Feb 2016
Last Sunday, Aish Manchester's Shiffy Silverstone and eight girls from King David's Year 13 returned from an action packed, whirlwind seven-day trip to Israel. Based in Jerusalem, Shiffy and the girls spent their mornings studying in some of the city's famous institutions and hearing from some of the Jewish world's most inspiring and profound educators. Their afternoons and evenings were spent touring Israel and sharing many memorable experiences.
As well as lots of fun activities, the girls also met some truly inspiring people including holocaust survivor Martha Wise who had just returned from addressing the United Nations, the residents of Aleh home for disabled children where the girls spent a morning volunteering, and sharing a Shabbat meal with Mrs Chaya Levine whose husband was murdered in the Har Nof massacre.
Describing the trip, Charlotte Olsberg said "We had the best time with the best people. I feel like I have grown so much throughout the week and have come back a better person". Her father Andrew commented “I think it is very important for our children to understand about our Jewish heritage. Aish make their education so much fun and so relevant.” Tia Williams; another of the girls said "Getting to experience our beautiful country for the first time with best friends was great. The activities and talks we had were really eye opening and inspiring. Seeing the Kotel for the first time was one of the best experiences.” Korin Zegze said “I decided to go on the trip because I wanted to learn more about my Judaism. The trip was truly inspiring. This trip really helped me build a deeper connection to Israel.”