Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath, begins Fridays at sundown. Whether participants typically celebrate Shabbat or not, we aim to make this a particularly restful day on the Ride for all. Participants had the opportunity to do everything from yoga to prayer services to lectures, or just to kick back in our hotels in Mitzpe Ramon.

Participants heard from a Hazon panel about Hazon’s innovative work and how to bring JOFEE (Jewish Outdoor Food Farming and Environmental Education) to their communities. Following lunch all together, there was a panel of Arava Institute alumni who spoke about their experiences at the Arava Institute and why their work is so vital.

At the end of the day we joined together at the Makhtesh to watch the sun set and say farewell to Shabbat with song and dance. After the rider briefings, we finished the day with dinner all together as we prepared for Day 4 of riding.

Shavua Tov (A good week)!