Encounter 2013/14 was no exception; in total 160 students shared this unforgettable experience over December and January.
Religious Girls 23/12 – 01/01
Religious Boys 28/12 – 8/01
Main JHB group 30/12-10/01
Cape Town Group 30/12 - 12/01
Each day the groups were exposed to different sides of Israel, and all it has to offer.
From a taste of Israel in Tel Aviv, to learning about centuries of Jewish life in the Galil, Golan and Tzfat, to a highlight – Shabbat in Jerusalem, and having fun in the dessert at Masada and Ein Gedi, the students have fun while being learning about both Israeli & Jewish history and importantly what Universities, Colleges and Masa gap year programs are available to them once they have finished school.
The gratitude of parents and children who have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to experience Encounter illustrates how valuable these 12 days are:
“It was a once in a lifetime experience for which we are very grateful. Please extend our sincere thanks to Yehuda, Tali, Shoshie, Yacov, Mr Falconer and anyone else involved in this wonderful experience. I appreciate the care and effort put into giving my daughter this superb opportunity and experience. Thank you also for the emails keeping us informed.”
Barbara Joffee, mother of Keryn King David Linksfield
“Just wanted to thank you and the whole team of organisers, madrichim, teachers who made this encounter so wonderful. Gabriel had an amazing and a valuable experience filled lots of blessed moments in Israel”
Sarah Aich, mother of Gabriel, King David Victory Park
“We would like to express our appreciation for the amazing tour you organised. Shani had the most wonderful experience. Thank you so much!”
Jonathan and Elana Suttner, parents of Shani, Beis Yaakov