Today we said goodbye to the north of Israel and set our sights on the center. Our first stop was in the gorgeous little town of Zichron Yaakov, one of the first places settled by immigrants even before the State of Israel was founded. We strolled through the streets and had lunch in a lovely shaded courtyard. The food and company were both perfect. Afterwards, we headed to Jerusalem where we met our new Israeli friends who will accompany us for the rest of the trip. We played some games to get to know them, and we look forward to learning from our Israelis as we also share our experiences as Jewish Americans with them.