August 2, Sunday, the last day of congress and the beginning of the last leg of this trip. We all had to be ready at the main lawn with suitcases packed and energy to last through two programs, 45 min bus ride to Akko, program at Akko, 30 minute bus ride to Betzet Beach and finally the last bus ride to our hotel for the next couple of days. Yes, it was as tough as it seems. :)
The morning started very early and emotional because it was the last time we would see any of our Diller international friends. Saying goodbye to everyone after spending 5 days together was very sad. Of course everyone was saying that we would come and visit each other in our cities, but for most people it was the last time we would ever see each other. Tears were flowing.
After that we had our last programs with our tribes.The program was about the "6th leg", using Avraham Infeld's 5 Legs of Jewish Peoplehood concept. We were split up into smaller groups within our tribe and discussed what the previous 5 legs (Israel, Brit, Hebrew language, Memory and Family) meant to us and how it affects the global community. After we had to come up with a sixth leg, one that we believe should also be included with the others in congress. In my tribe most of the groups came up with the same ideas. It is very cool to see how fellows from all over the world think very similarly. It was great.
Then we went to Akko where we had lunch and talked to Aylim. Then we went to the beach. The sand was nice and soft, but the wind was blowing hard! The waves were huge but it was great. After that we drive to our hotel. Overall the day was good and we can't wait to see what I'd left of this amazing trip.
ps. Shout out to Inna and Vladamir Polyakov because I miss you so much and I can't wait to see you soon! Xoxo from the holy land!! It's been great so far!!! I love you so much:)
|meeting Global Jewish Leaders|
|hearing from Avraham Infeld|
|Shabbat Shalom from Congress!|
|What can Diller Alumni Do?|
|the White Parade- also part of a Diller Video|
|TALA at opening ceremonies|