Hi everyone- Sela here!
My Israeli experience has been amazing so far (I'm here in camp for the summer), but this has been the cherry on top of the ice cream!
The amazing weekend began with going bowling (where I totally got crushed by Ilana and Penina)
and then eating my first Katzefet ice cream! (very much recommended for those who have not tried it).
After I took a short power nap (camp is fun but tiring...), we all went to the Stalactite caves a few minutes away. We got to walk through and look at the beautiful stalactites hanging from the ceiling and growing from the floor up.
"O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo" said the Juliet stalactite to the Romeo stalactite.
Friday night was so nice starting with an insprining Kabalat Shabbat in shul, followed by a fun d'var torah filled meal with dairy lasagna for dinner! Mom and Abba did you hear this?? Lasagna on a Friday night!! For those who don't know me so well- I am made out of pasta. It is my favorite food of all time.
After dinner PB and Ilana showed me to the ultimate see-saw (probably not the smartest idea after we just ate lots of yummy food...) where we bounced each other up and down. Shabbat only got better when we had tacos for lunch! (Boy do I love vegetarians). Two super nice families also joined us for the meal! It was a blast. Catching up on some sleep and chilling with my cousins really was such an awesome off shabbat! I could not have asked for more!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with me and showing me around Beit Shemesh and adding to my amazing Israeli experience!
A special thank you to Penina who gave up her bed and a whole night's sleep by sleeping on a cot that was too small for her.