Eighth Grade Getting Excited for Israel Trip

By Liam Bodurtha

Finally, the big Israel trip all eighth graders have awaited is here. On Tuesday, February 4th, the eighth grade will leave for a one-month sojourn to Israel to learn about the country.

For a whole year, this grade has been preparing by taking an Israel class with Rabbi Israel. They are just finishing their projects about Israel, in which where students research a certain place or aspect. Students will present at various places on their trip.

Rabbi Walk and Rabbi Israel will be leading the trip, along with several adult chaperones. Some places the eight grade will visit include the Kotel, where they also explore the tunnels, Eilat, Tel Aviv, and of course, the world-famous Dead Sea.

This grade will also participate in many fun activities such as bike rides, camel rides, jeep rides, and ice-skating.

Eighth grader Eddie Weinstein commented, “I really hope to learn what daily life in Israel is like.”

In addition to learning about Israel, the eighth grade will get to spend lots of time together, bonding as a family. It is so nice to see a tradition that the founding BCDS Headmaster Mr. S. started is still going strong.

Look out for a new section in our newspaper, where we will have eighth graders post what is going on with the trip.