Due to COVID, our students had to quarantine for fourteen days. However, our students hailing from Canada did not have to do so as they are coming from a “Green Country.” This means that there are low numbers of Coronavirus in Canada and so you can enter Israel and not need to quarantine…at all. Thankfully, one of our Madrichot, Aliza Vinger, is also from Canada. This meant that she — along with our Mechanechet, Mrs. Fuld — was able to escort our students from Canada to the Old City of Jerusalem and ultimately to the Western Wall.
Being at the Kotel during this challenging time for the entire world was truly special and it was then that it really hit everyone: We are in the Land of Israel for the year!