Starting my program at JInternships.

So I got to Israel on June 11th, and I visited my family for a week. The next week I started my program with JInternships, where we had two weeks of a life skills learning seminar. Over the weeks that followed, we took courses on mindfulness, conceptualization, and living life with purpose. We also visited in Jerusalem and the surrounding area, learning about Israeli history and culture. This week was the most structured of the program, with most of the week set up in advance and we just spent the time with speakers and in small group discussions. We spent the two weekends celebrating shabbat in a more religious way than we had been exposed to in the United States, and then the next week we would start our internships.