A delegation of 13 American students who participated in a yearlong Young Leadership course, sponsored by Partnership2Gether of the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey and hosted at the Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies, just returned from a weeklong mission to Israel.
The students spent the week with their Young Leadership counterparts from their sister city of Nahariya, who hosted them in their homes. Together, the teenagers toured Jerusalem, Rosh Hanikra, the Lebanon border, Acco, and the Golan Heights. They also visited a firehouse in Mount Carmel, where they heard about the recent fires, met with children from the Tapuz Absorption Center, and participated in pre-army training with Nirim, a school for troubled teens.
The group spent its last day in Tel Aviv visiting Independence Hall and the Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center and had dinner at the Sarona Market.