Herzlia’s Discover Experience

By Jenna Zetler, Grade 11, Herzlia High School

Discover was a highlight for many Herzlia Grade 11 pupils. The jam-packed five-day Jewish life camp engraved everlasting memories for all.

Our camp consisted of meaningful tefillah workshops, insightful guest speakers, ruach filled with immense energy, a collaborative talent show and an overall feeling that our grade cohort had connected further and bonded together spiritually. I personally loved sharing the aspect of keeping Shabbat together as a grade. To be able to look around and see everyone engaging on a personal level, without technology consuming one’s thoughts, was a beautiful sight to see. The goal of this camp was to ignite everyone’s soul, their Jewish identity. I am proud to say it was an amazing tool in guiding me to explore my Jewish identity. I can say for certain that every one of us has grown from this shared unique experience. We had opportunities to step outside of our comfort zones where we truly grew and enriched our Jewish identity. This didn’t stop when we left Mitzpah (campsite). The journey has only just begun. We are going to keep asking questions, exploring our self-identity and making unforgettable connections. Not alone, but together.

Website: United Herzlia Schools

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