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SBP In Israel 2018: Finishing Project, Bidding Farewell to Friends

Dr. Glenn Cassidy

March 14, 2018

Since the students used the time this morning to finalize their presentation, Mr. Marlow and I used the opportunity to spend a few minutes walking the beach and in the water of the Mediterranean Sea. The water was so incredibl...

SBP in Israel Day 4: Dark History, the Desert, the Dead Sea

Dr. Glenn Cassidy

March 13, 2018

After spending the night at a youth hostel in Jerusalem, we began our day by visiting Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center. While there are many Holocaust museums around the world, this one seems to have parti...

Day 5 – School Projects, Drills, Tel Aviv – Log

Jacob Anthony Amaro, Staff Writer

March 13, 2018

We began our day by meeting up at the Amal School to work on our project. As of now, at 11:10 a.m., the logo for our app, GoGet, has been completed. Matan Yariv, our app developer, is currently working on the app. To help ...

SBP In Israel Day 5: Apps and Opps

Dr. Glenn Cassidy

March 13, 2018

Today was a work day. The students spent the first half of the day finalizing their STEM project and preparing for their presentation tomorrow. There was a flurry of activity throughout the morning as students from both scho...

Day 3 – Jerusalem – Log

Jacob Anthony Amaro, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Our day today began with a long, “traffic-full” drive to Jerusalem. Traffic was buzzing because Sunday in Jerusalem is a work and school day; everyone is moving around, as opposed to Saturday (the Sabbath Day), during ...

SBP In Israel Day 3: Jerusalem Up Close — Soldiers at Rest and The Way of the Cross

Dr. Glenn Cassidy

March 12, 2018

Overwhelming! That's the only word I can think of to describe today's experience in Jerusalem.   The sheer magnitude of the city was something to behold. The number of people, from all backgrounds, making their wa...

Day 1 – Log: Flying/ Landing/ At the Airport

Jacob Anthony Amaro, Staff Writer

March 11, 2018

We’re finally on board and ready to fly to Israel! The flight was long and exhausting (10 hours; nearly 6,000 miles) Sleep was scarce; some of us only got between 1-4 hours of sleep. When we landed, we headed in th...

SBP In Israel Day 2: “Something Feels Different, More Spiritual”

Dr. Glenn Cassidy

March 11, 2018

Mr. Marlow and I were surprised by the rather large breakfast buffet at the hotel this morning. It easily rivaled any casino or resort's breakfast buffet.  Students had no complaints about the breakfast given to them by thei...

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