On the 14th of July, at approximately 7:30 A.M., I witnessed something that rendered me speechless. The night before, we had all pledged to come to davening on time in order to show respect and help our friend Daniel recite Kaddish, and I was completely blown away by how many people had stuck to it. Perhaps it was at this particular moment when I first truly felt that we were closer than a tour group, that we were family. With newfound enthusiasm, I went with my new family and took a hand in building a raft and racing in the beautiful Kinneret, enjoyed a refreshing yet short walk at Adamit Park, and explored the mysterious Keshet Cave along the Mediterranean Sea. But one thing is for certain: this is just the beginning of what appears to be a very promising summer.
From Friends to Family By Joseph Kahn
iceisrael July 16, 2015