December 27, 2012
Hebrew word of the day: Achim (אחים) = Brothers
Our flight out of JFK left on December 26 at 6:00 PM and we flew overnight to Kiev, Ukraine on Aerosvit airlines. It was a long flight that I was lucky enough to sleep most of the way through. Kiev was snowy and cold, as I expect it to be. We exited the plane old-school-style via stairs and took a shuttle bus to the airport terminal. There was only one woman checking tickets for everyone, so it took forever, and standing in line was awkward, since no one in the group really knows each other yet. The flight from Kiev to Tel Aviv was only a few hours, but felt so much longer!
|Ben Gurion Airport|
So I don't forget, here is the staff:
Hallie, Mayanot 361 Group Leader
Shira, Israeli Group Social Coordinator
Ariel, Tour Guide (the best tour guide in the world)*
Berel, Mayanot 361 Rabbi/Spiritual Advisor
Abi, Mayanot Coordinator
Yakov, Bus Driver (replaced by Avi on December 29)*
I can't believe we're actually in Israel!
*notes added post-trip
Read about Day 1 in Israel!