Israel Day Eighteen

Woohoo! Another bright and early morning for the campers of Biluim Israel! Bus 1 woke up at 6:50 am and bus 2 woke up at 6:20 am.

We started our day at the WIZO Infant Centre in Tel Aviv- a daycare created to help families feel financially and emotionally secure to support their children. We volunteered with children ranging in age from 6 months to 3 years old- playing, singing, and dancing with them. It was a warm and heartfelt experience to see the smiles we put on the children’s faces.

All of that playing and running around worked us up an appetite. To satisfy our hunger, we went to Rehovot for a pizur lunch. There were so many options for food, but a particular favourite seemed to be the fresh cooked pasta and soft-baked cookies... yum.

Our last activity of the day was a visit to the Munitions Factory at Machon Ayalon. There we learned about the high demand for bullets during The War of Independence and the huge risk the bullet makers were taking. To the naked eye, the factory looked like a regular kibbutz, but the laundry room contained a secret entrance to the underground factory where the bullet making took place. It was scary to think that if a person made one wrong move, they could jeopardize the entire factory.

Today was yet another fun and educational day! We are all so excited to continue exploring the amazing city of Tel Aviv for the next two days.


Amanda Gawza

Gabriel Helfant