Cross-cultural trip brings teens together

January 6, 2008 6:42:00 PM PST
40 local students are back from an incredible visit to Israel. They started out as strangers of different faiths 10 days ago. They returned early Sunday to Shir Ami Synagogue in Newtown, Bucks County. Their journey of personal discovery and cultural exploration was an unforgettable life lesson.

The trip that took them to the crossroads of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism was sponsored by the Jewish National Fund. It was designed to forge a new understand of the different faiths and show how similar they are.

These students would say - mission accomplished.