Yesterday, on Monday evening, the Israeli participants came to the Nesiya office in Jerusalem to participate in a preparatory meeting before meeting and embarking on the trip next week with the American participants. They started with eating some pizza and doing a short text study on Martin Buber about the meaning of speaking to one another. The Madrichim (counselors) introduced Nesiya and some of the goals of the summer, with a short question and answer section so that the participants could ask about the summer and what to expect. The last part of the evening was a competition, as you can see from the photos, that included getting the most creative and working as a team to build the highest tower out of spaghetti and marshmallows. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, while doing a little bonding before the program really begins!