Grade 7 Meets with Israeli Soldier

7th graders met with a guest speaker from the Israeli Defense Forces who had lived in Baltimore his entire life until he went to Israel for a post-high school trip. Chaim Ani travelled to Israel and realized that he wanted to stay and join the army. He is back in Baltimore now for a short time, having recently finished his three years of training, and Chaim spoke with the students about his training, and about choosing to make aliyah and live in Israel after having grown up in Baltimore. Students were impressed with his stories and his willingness to share about his experiences and feelings.