Shabbat Shalom from Tel Aviv
Posted on 07/24/2010 @ 07:10 PM
By Jocelyn Orloff, St. Louis BBYO Program Director
As our first Shabbat together ascended the idea of finding respite in the sleepless city of Tel aviv (the New York of Israel) seemed paradoxical. However, the remarkable site of hundreds of people lining the beach proved to be relaxing in addition to creating separation between our packed days and the sabbath. Given the opportunity of a free day many members of our group took to leisurely mornings and enjoying the beach culture while others attended services and explored the coffee shops of the city (with a nap or two thrown in).
Following a group discussion and learning session, we ate a quick dinner and got on the bus to attend an Idan Reichel concert in a large amphitheater outside of Tel Aviv. For those who are unfamiliar, Idan Reichel, he is an Israeli singer, songwriter and musician. He is most famously known for the Idan Reichel Project, that blends music, culture, and a variety of talented performers to create a musical experience that is unique and profound. For more information check out http://www.idanraichelproject.com/en. The setting of the concert combined with the incredible energy from the packed venue was an amazing back drop for a wonderful Israeli night
Check out the following link to watch one of my favorite songs from the concert: