First Week Review

Finishing up the first week of workshop, I feel very comfortable. We started out in the North, on Kibbutz Ravid. We stayed there for most of the week. To say this week was an emotional roller-coaster would be an understatement.  We got to Israel, had many awkward encounters in the first days, and just when we were getting comfortable with one another- WHAM! We were split into two groups, or kvutzot.

My kvutzah is the group I will be living and working and forming relationships with all year. I am so happy to know who these people are, but I am sad to be cut off in some ways from half of Workshop. Luckily, while we are on Kibbutz Ein Dor we are living literally next door to one another, so the split is some ways away.

fire time!

fire time!

benny!

benny!

silliness

silliness

rock on!

rock on!

hendy being silly

hendy being silly

gesher boys

gesher boys

gabe building a fire

gabe building a fire

For Yom Kippur we went to Jerusalem and it was an experience to say the least. Jerusalem on Yom Kippur is unlike anything I have ever seen. Cars are all off the road  and everyone is just hanging out in the street all night and day. The most important part about Yom Kippur for me this year was the chance I got to reflect and think more about how I want to change my ways from last year and look into this new year fresh.

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having fun

having fun

the empty streets of Jerusalem

the empty streets of Jerusalem

the empty streets of Jerusalem

the empty streets of Jerusalem

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Micah looking majestic in Jerusalem

Micah looking majestic in Jerusalem

Today we finally arrived at Kibbutz Ein Dor, which is our home for the next four months. I have to say, it is a great feeling to unpack my stuff and move in with my kvutzah.

charcoal drawings in the hostel courtyard

charcoal drawings in the hostel courtyard

my room!

my room!

doodles

doodles

notes in the boneh rooming meeting and the yom kippur talk

notes in the boneh rooming meeting and the yom kippur talk

doodles from peulah time

doodles from peulah time

doodles from peulah time

more doodles

more doodles

plane anxiety drawing

plane anxiety drawing

doodles

doodles

I have been doing lots of art, especially drawing and photography. I have included some of the photos throughout the post and here at the bottom.

Also, we made our first breakfast this morning, and Jacob H and I made it for the group. Both of our siblings were on workshop together 5 years ago and they were both heads of the kitchen this past summer at their respective camps, so it was so silly and fun for us! Here is a picture of the yummy food we made for everyone:

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