ARTEL Shabbaton 2015 has been an amazing bonding experience for us all. We've all met plenty of new friends who will last a lifetime. We look forward to spending our two weeks in Israel together and can't wait to become even closer to one another. This Shabbaton has taught us plenty of valuable lessons, one of these lessons that we hold close to our heart is to always be proud of who you are. Always be proud that you're part of עם ישראל (The Jewish Nation). We've also learned tons about Israel itself including, sadly, that you do not ride a camel from the airport to your hotel room. Whether you're from a different country, have a different lifestyle or culture, we'll all come together to the land of Israel. The home for Jews all over the world.