Dear parents, shnattim, bogrim, bogrot, communities and friends shalom rav,

We hope you are well.


This week, a new chapter on Shnat started, as our Northern shnattim moved from Kibbutz Lotan, in the very south of Israel, to Ma'alot, which is close to the Lebanese boarded in the north of Israel. This change is huge- it is not only the geographic change, or the completely different and fresh landscape- the group now lives in one apartment, cooking ALL the meals for themselves (no more cheder ochel [dining hall]), doing their own shopping, and their main focus is VOLUNTEERING. In addition to all these changes, it is the notion that we are no longer so new in Israel anymore- we experience different things and live it like locals.