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  • Israel Trip - Days Thirteen - Fifteen

    Sunday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    I am writing this final piece in my house, early on Thursday morning. I wish I were still sleeping, but my body insists that it is almost noon, even as my alarm clock reads 5:30 a.m. This deep physical dissonance—Where am I? What time is it?—captures some of the bittersweet ambivalence I feel about returning home after what was, without question, an outstanding and unforgettable trip.
  • Israel Trip 2016 - Days Ten - Twelve

    Thursday, May 12 – Shabbat, May 14 2016

    I have certain rituals that I always observe on this eighth grade Israel trip. Some involve foods that I always eat (if you’ve never had chocolate milk in a bag, you’ve never really lived!), or places I go. I even have a ritual at the airport: once I’m past security at DTW, I always buy a New Yorker to read on the plane to Israel, and I try to make it last as long as I can.
  • Israel Trip 2016 - Days Eight - Nine

    Wednesday, May 11 –Thursday, May 12, 2016

    Why does Hillel always travel to Israel immediately after Pesah? Many other schools go earlier in the year, when the prices are cheaper and the weather is more temperate. The main answer: we want to be in Israel for Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha-atzmaut.  Through the hearts and hard work of our teachers, our students learn to love Israel from their very first year in the ECC; their knowledge and connection grows every step of the way. Our Judaic Studies teachers take primary responsibility for instilling the love and knowledge—but it’s also remarkable how many of our general studies teachers have been to Israel, either through trips they’ve taken on their own or through donor-sponsored February faculty trips. Those trips have helped dozens of our general studies teachers experience Israel; this enables them to partner with the Judaic Studies faculty in helping our students to know and love Israel.
  • Israel Trip 2016 - Days Six - Seven

    Monday, May 9 – Tuesday, May 10, 2016

    Ask your child about Monday, and you will get nothing but smiles! It was just a fun, relaxing, beautiful day outdoors in the Golan. We started at the Banias waterfall—Israel’s biggest—and then followed a trail along the river for an easy 90-minute hike to an area by the river banks where we could dip our feet and even dunk (if we were brave enough to stand the cold mountain water, which I was not!). Along the way, we stopped to see a Syrian tank that had fallen into the narrow valley in 1967, and we talked about porcupines after finding a host of quills. Most of the way, though, we just relaxed, talked, and took it all in.
  • Israel Trip 2016 - Days Two - Five

    Friday, May 6

    I’m sitting by the deep blue of the Dead Sea, among palm trees, surrounded by mountains. The skies are blue, a gentle breeze is blowing, and happy sounds of splashing come from a nearby swimming pool. It couldn’t get any better, could it? But it will, in a few hours, when we finally have a chance to wash off the layers of salt, sunscreen, mud, and sweat that have accumulated over the last few days, and then start Shabbat together.

  • Israel Trip 2016 - Day One!

    Wednesday, May 4

    Shalom from the Negev! I’m writing from my hotel room in Mitzpeh Ramon, a small desert town that is our base for the first two days of the eighth grade trip. I’m tired and ready for a shower—I feel that way a lot here!—but it’s been a great experience so far for me, the entire staff, and the 44 students on the trip.
Critical Thinking חשיבה ביקורתית
Creativity יצירתיות
CORE JEWISH VALUES ערכים יהודיים עיקריים
Welcome to Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit, a vibrant community Jewish day school filled with joy, rooted in core Jewish values, committed to halakhah, and devoted to academic excellence. Our families are diverse in their beliefs, affiliations and observances; we work together to create a welcoming community based upon mutual respect and shared values.
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