Eiretz Hayilim Zipline

By Dani Sobel

During our third Shabbaton, we got to visit a different part of Israel that many of us had never been before- Alon Shvut. However, before Shabbat started, we stopped at Eiretz Hayilim park for an early lunch and zip-lining! This was such a great activity that the whole cohort could participate in. Since it was midway through the semester, we all really needed something fun to do and going on OMEGA (the Israeli word for Zip-line) was the perfect thing. A lot of us got to go down the zip-line tethered- experiencing it together! Fun fact: this is the largest zip-line in Israel and the second largest in the world! It even goes over a highway- yikes! After the zip-line, we were driven back to the park in an open-air jeep. A few friends and I snuck away from the group to check out the petting zoo that the park had- there were peacocks, camels, lambs, and a moose. This was one of the most fun days we have had as a cohort and it was a great introduction to visiting Alon Shvut. 

Danielle Sobel

URJ Camp Harlam
University of Central Florida
Rockville, MD

Dani is from Rockville, Maryland. She is a junior at the University of Central Florida, where she studies Human Communication and Theatre. On campus, Dani has been involved with Central Florida Hillel, YEHUDI, JNF, the Outdoor Adventure Center and TheatreUCF. Last year, she created the “Jewish Leaders of Tomorrow” team for UCF’s dance marathon- KnightTHON- so Hillel could be represented at the event. This summer, Dani will be returning to URJ Camp Harlam as an Assistant Unit-Head for Chavurah (the oldest campers in camp). In previous summers, she worked as a Waterfront specialty counselor. In the future, Dani hopes to work with children or young adults in an environment that combines a love of Judaism and the arts.


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