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May 12th: blog from Ruby and Asher

Sunday’s bloggers are Ruby and Asher:

After a restful Shabbat we woke up early for a morning full of chesed (acts of kindness) and volunteering. We headed straight for Yad leKashish where 270 elderly men and women create beautiful art works and find a home and family. Yad leKashish provides income for all those elderly and makes life meaningful. They work in the crafting studios in the morning and then have lunch together as a community. After buying gifts for our family members and thus supporting the artists we traveled to Pantry Packers. At Pantry Packers we used their machinery to package and label couscous and pasta for families in need and provided one month of food for ten families in need. We worked very diligently always thinking about the families in need. After we finished with Pantry Packers we got on the bus to go to Machane Yehuda, which is the shuk in Jerusalem. At the market we got some money to get food for lunch. People got a variety of different foods from many different shops including Georgian breads, falafel, sweets, and more. After lunch and free time at the market we got on a bus to go to the City of David / Hezekiah’s Water Tunnel Tour. When we got there we watched a 3D movie before entering the water tunnel. The water in the tunnel was pretty cold but it was really fun. We are off to our final evening out on Ben Yehuda street and then back to the hotel to pack up our suitcases one last time before the flight home tomorrow night!

See photos here: Jerusalem!