A Love Letter to Mayanot

To everyone involved with running and making Taglit- Birthright happen,

There aren't words to describe how thankful I am!! 
My birthright trip just ended this past Thursday. I'm missing my bus 500 tons! Still in Israel now, I'm at a loss for words to describe the happiness and belonging I feel here. I love this place and I thank you for showing me the land.

Each evening on the trip, we had to refer to our schedules to figure out what we had done that morning. We were always going, doing and seeing something wonderful. I'm so lucky to have joined the trip and to have had such amazing leaders and staff members. Everything about it was magical! It was surreal being in a place where our ancestors lived.

Friday night at the Kotel was beyond words. We sang the night away and I'll never forget that. We had the sweetest soldiers on our trip and we were so lucky to get the chance to know them.

Meeting new friends, exploring new places, learning so much history and everything that happened in those 10 exhilarating days will stay with me forever.
Thank you for bringing me here, to my home away from home.
This was beyond surreal!!!

With tons of gratitude,
Kaila Fine
(Mayanot: Taglit Birthright –Israel Bus 32-500)