My name is Efraim and I come from Ashdod. This year was a fun year for me, a true experience.
We had many experiences this year - going to the cinema, to swimming pools, barbequing in Alexander River and more.
The counselors at my group put a lot of efforts in doing many good things and activities for us.
My day at Ben Yakir was filled with activities - sitting at the dorms with my friends, participating in extra-curricular activities - capoiera, choir, soccer, basketball, ceramics, bicycle and drawing. I feel very connected to the guides at these classes. I love being with them, they encourage me, make me want to practice, invest and succeed.
The best memory I have from this year is the trip my group took to Alexander River. We ate together and had some laugh and I really enjoyed it.
I really love my group, the Rimon group. My friends are good friends. I hope they will stay in the village and we will continue to be together. Most of the kids in my group are good friends of mine. Aviel is my best friend. I hang out with my friends, we laugh together.
My counselors really helped me throughout the year, stopped me from fighting with other kids, and calmed me down when I needed, made sure I behave myself.
My favorite part of the day is the afternoon activities. My favorite ones are the choir and capoiera. I love to sing, and we traveled this year for many performances and it was fun. In the capoiera class we let out a lot of energy, and learn self defense.
For next year, I wish to have a year of fun, success and in large a better year. I hope my friends and staff will stay.