When we first arrived at Beit Canada, our excitement was at a minimum because of the language barrier; but similar to many of our experiences, it ended up being fantastic. We walked in the door we divided into 5 groups, each to play a different game for ten minutes of the hour rotation. As we went to the area where we would spend the rest of our time, our plan quickly changed as we moved from 5 groups to 1. The area quickly became a hair salon/playground. The guys were running around with kids on their backs and shoulders who were stealing sun glasses from the Americans while the girls were having their hair braided and tugged at by the excited Ethiopian girls. Our slow day immediately turned into a meaningful experience that none of us wanted to leave. It exceeded all expectations, and set us up for a meaningful Shabbat with our families.
-Morgan Plant and Sam Sugarman