Today was the trip we were most looking forward to! We took a day trip to Acre!
We got off the bus near Al-Jazzar mosque in Acre. We started our day, meeting our tour guide and watching a short movie about the wonderful city of Acre. With a lot of pride, our tour guide shared that he was born and raised in Acre, he taught us about the history of the city and shared stories from his childhood.
Our guide led us on a tour of the underground city of Acre and then guided us through the ancient narrow passages of the underground city. Our Muslim kids and staff had the pleasure of attending the Friday Jum’aa prayer at the Al-Jazzar mosque. The rest of the kids and staff enjoyed exploring the Acre old city shuk. Later we headed down to the port where we sailed on a boat looking out to the beautiful view of the city from afar.
We got back to Nes Amim just in time for the Jewish celebration of Shabbat!
After experiencing Kabbalat Shabbat and enjoying a big Shabbat dinner, we enjoyed a night of board games and sports!
Today was a big day, filled with culture, history, religion and beauty!
During closing of the day, Bassel, one of the campers shared “It was great to learn about the Jewish prayer, it is a great experience”
Maya added “I liked the trip today, I really enjoyed going to the shuk, learning about the city and being together”.