Yom Yerushalayim 50 – School MissionMay 26, 2017
Mizrachi UK were delighted to take a delegation of 34 students between the ages of 13 & 17 to Israel to celebrate 50 years of a reunified Jerusalem on Yom Yerushalayim.
The students, who study at Hasmonean Girls School, JFS, Immanuel College and Yavneh College, were privileged to take part in the Mizrachi UK Yom Yerushalayim Schools Mission. Joining with the World Mizrachi mission, participants enjoyed the Opening Gala, where they had the opportunity to hear some top names speak, including Rabbi Lord Sacks, Rav Doron Perez, MK Naftali Bennett & Rachelle Fraenkel. The evening ended with a fantastic concert by Yaakov Shwekey.
The students also had exclusive sessions with Chief Rabbi Mirvis, Lord Rabbi Sacks, Rav Doron Perez & Rabbi Andrew Shaw at the International Jerusalem Conference.
Yom Yerushalayim itself began with a beautiful Ma’ariv tefilla at the Great Synagogue with Chief Rabbi Mirvis and continued the next morning with an inspirational communal Shacharit at the Kotel along with thousands of others. They students also participated on the flag march through Jerusalem, ending at the roof of Yeshivat Hakotel with beautiful views of the Old City and the Kotel.
The trip ended with a visit to Hashomer Hachadash with JNF, where the students experienced working the land of Israel. We are so grateful to the JNF who made this trip possible with their support.