Off They Go: Israel 8th Graders Begin Their Trip

By Nathaniel Herman

On February 4th, the BCDS eighth graders set-off for their month-long journey to Israel. After years of waiting and watching past students leave, this group of eight graders was in shock because it was their turn to go.

At the school-wide assembly, with mixed emotions, each eighth grader got up to receive their tzedekah money (translated as justice or righteousness, but commonly used to signify charity).

Inbar and Yaffit, the Israeli students, were so excited to go back to their home land. Rabbi Israel, Dr. Cik, Mr. Cik and Rabbi Walk also left for the trip.

With big smiles and tears of sadness, the eighth graders were ready to head on their journey to the land of Israel.