Friday was a day all about relaxation and welcoming in the last part of our journey in Israel. The day wasn't crammed full of activities, and it made it easy to process the end of congress and the realization that our trip is coming to an end. Playing in the water and on the beach let us connect with our Israelis one more time, which was absolutely incredible. At the shul, we were pushed out of our comfort zones. As someone who rarely goes to synagogue (and when I do it's at a reform one) I was completely out of my element and unsure of what I was going to see. I didn't necessarily like going to the traditional service, but I disliked it a lot less than I thought I would. All in all, Friday was a good day full of fun and memorable new experiences.
- Jordan Ennis