A Summary of Our Day in Tel Aviv
In the morning we headed to old town Jaffa to learn more about the history, ancient and more recent, of Tel Aviv. We then explored the grittier, more bohemian side of the city as part of a "graffiti tour."
For lunch, we roamed the Shuk HaCarmal, where we ate shawarma, drank coffee from Aroma, and sampled the various treats on offer.
In the afternoon, we visited the Israeli Museum, Yitzhak Rabin Center, to learn about the history of modern Israel and about the life of one of its most important leaders.
After stopping off for some ice cream, we finally headed back to the hotel for dinner, where the students had a chance to meet many Hausner alumni and to learn about their lives in Israel.
Tal and Alex's Perspective
To start our first full day in Israel, we ate a proper breakfast in our hotel. Many oof us had already woken up much earlier due to the jet lag that was felt throughout the day. At breakfast, we ate waffles, eggs, shaksuka, salads, veggies, and more. Then we had an orientation with our guides from Ramah.
Following the orientation, we went to Jaffa, where we visited various sights from different time periods and different empires. Next, we learned about the different graffiti in the Florentin neighborhood of Tel Aviv and about how some modern Israelis use graffiti to express themselves. After inspecting the different graffiti throughout Florentin, we explored our own artistic expression by spray painting music discs.
For lunch we went to Shuk Hacarmel and split into groups to buy different items. Many of us had shawarma and all had fun walking through the market buying souvenirs. Then we went to a museum about Yitzhak Rabin to learn about his life and why he was so important to the development of the state of Israel. Although many of us were growing sleepy from the effects of jet lag, some delicious ice cream in Jaffa woke us all up for dinner with Hausner alumni. Lastly, we played some icebreakers with our Madrichim, Noam and David.
Tal L. and Alex R.