Israel 2014 Day 9: Shabbos on the Beach
It's Shabbos, so most stuff is closed today. A perfect time for going to the beach again! But first, we did one more event to celebrate Michal's cousin's Bar-Mitzvah. We headed to a Synagogue in a Moshav (which is somewhat like a Kibbutz -- more like a "small community"). We went to the Synagogue for the Torah-reading portion. It was also an opportunity for many "Alyiahs" -- for the parents, grandparents, and family members to have the opportunity to say some blessings and be honoured by being called up to the Torah. As well as the Bar-Mitzvah from our large group, another man was getting married (perhaps the next day), so he and all of his family also went up multiple times. A big celebration, that's for sure. We also got to throw candy "toffees" again to celebrate the joyous moment, and all the kids at the Shul went nuts (some of the adults too). :)
As we were finishing up the service, a cat walked right by the window!! I was SO psyched and planned to go find the cat immediately afterwards. There was also a lady doing Yoga outside! Funny.
|There's a cat here!|
|The Synagoge at the Moshav|
|Back in Tel-Aviv|
|Iced Coffee and a huge bowl of Hummus. What more do you need?!|
|Me, I think, in awe of the Watermelon Feta salad|
|Someone loves their Ice Cream!!|
|A good choice of shirt for this Ice Cream-heavy day!|
After a fun few hours at the beach, we headed back to the cars, via an awesome drummer/street performer who was still going, several hours after we had seen him before. From Tel Aviv, we took the short drive to Hertzilyah to meet everyone at the White Hall Steak House for dinner. I had a super tasty steak, as well as the ever-present "salads" -- salad, chicken wings, tasty bread and bruschetta-like "salad" for the bread. Yes!!
|An ATM with Windows XP currently rebooting...|
|Haha, ATM fail|
|Cool light tree in Hertzilyah|
|Wandering around the marina|
|Late night tea at the beach cafe|
The four of us had a great time, wrapping-up the trip. Her parents leave tomorrow, but we are staying another couple of days. We enjoyed our tea and pavlova, chatting about all the exciting parts of the trip and the good family times, while the waves crashed against the shore and the moody boardwalk lamps stood boldly in the warm night air.