LAGITT 2013 TESTIMONIALS

Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

This summer was the most incredible summer I have ever experienced. My love and comfort for Eretz Yisroel has grown so so much all thanks to you. Every day, every place we went to is still fresh and beautiful in my mind. As I sit in class, and my teachers discuss the Tanach, I find myself imagining those amazing places that we visited. You have made me so proud of OUR land, and even more, proud to be a Jew.

I don't even know how to begin to thank you for the MOST amazing, unforgettable summer of my life, but I will try.

Rabbi Wachsman- Thank you for your inspirational shiurim, songs, and advice. I don't know how you put up with being with 40 girls for a whole month, but I am entirely grateful to you. The itinerary you created is the most amazing, fun packed, inspirational one there is.

Mrs. Wachsman- There is way too much to say! Thank you so much for being my mother away from home, for taking care of all my problems and showing me the beauty of Israel.

LAGITT is hands down the best Israel program out there and I have been and will continue to tell people about it. The girls, madrichot, hotels and trips are just amazing.

I hope to see you soon in Eretz Yisroel!

Once again, thank you from the depths of my heart for everything!

B.N.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman.

As the last Shabbos approaches, I would like to thank you from the depths of my heart for the most amazing summer in Israel; a summer I will never forget. LAGITT has certainly proved to be the greatest camp in Israel for frum girls. I have gained a tremendous amount being in Israel this past month and I owe you many thanks!

Yael

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Shoshana had the most fabulous time in Eretz Yisroel with you. Thank you for all that you did! She really learned a lot and she feels very close to Eretz HaKodesh.

Thank you.

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LAGITT 2012 TESTIMONIALS

Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Thank You So much for the most amazing summer in Israel, and for everything you did to make it so special. I had the best time in Lagitt,  the things we did were unforgettable. I learned so much about Israel, and I am constantly thinking about all the places we went. The days were so action filled I will never forget the amazing experience.

Love, Bella 

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Thank you again for making Chaviva’s  Israel experience so memorable.”

Mrs. S.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs Wachsman,

Aliza had an amazing experience in Lagitt. She expanded her horizons, both mentally and spiritually, and Sruly and I are very grateful to you both for enabling this.
Wishing you continued hatzlocho.


Sincerely,
Mr. and Mrs. B

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman.

As the last Shabbos approaches, I would like to thank you from the depths of my heart for the most amazing summer in Israel; a summer I will never forget. LAGITT has certainly proved to be the greatest camp in Israel for frum girls. I have gained a tremendous amount being in Israel this past month and I owe you many thanks!

Yael

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Shoshana had the most fabulous time in Eretz Yisroel with you. Thank you for all that you did! She really learned a lot and she feels very close to Eretz HaKodesh.

Thank you.

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LAGITT 2011 TESTIMONIALS

 

Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman, 

I know this is long overdue, but I really must thank you tremendously for an incredible experience and a real "summer of a lifetime".  So many positive memories from my summer in Eretz Yisroel and still keep up with so many of the girls (including Aliza B. :)) from our trip. 

Now that I'm in Eretz Yisroel for the year, (in seminary), I can't describe to you enough the comfort, familiarity, love, and appreciation I have for this place- feelings I know began while I was on LAGITT. I love revisiting all the places we went to, and think I could definitely take over as "seminary tour-guide!". I actually gave the program coordinator some ideas for our Eilat trip (which we happen to be going on tomorrow) based on the trip we did! (We're even staying in the same hotel!!)

Thank you again!! 

Atara M. 

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,
I want to express my gratitude for everything that you have done into making Camp LAGITT 2011. From the minute that I met you at the airport I felt comfortable and at home; I absolutely had no doubt that I would have a blast this summer. I was right; the hotels, food and the girls on the group made me experience a summer I did not imagine I would.  I just want to say thank you so much for making my summer one of the best yet. LAGITT 2011 will never be a distant memory or something of the past. It will be a memorable, life changing experience that I will be unable to forget.”

Elianna B.

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Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,
I just wanted to tell you THANK YOU for the best summer of my life!!! I really appreciate all that you put into making this summer an amazing one. I gained so much for this trip- knowledge, friends, love for Eretz Yisrael and much more. 

Sapir Y.

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“… I’ve waited a long time for my chance to go on LAGITT. I remember looking at pictures in albums from previous years and I just couldn’t wait to be one of those lucky girls in their LAGITT shirts. I walked out of Ben Gurion airport wearing a huge smile on my face.  Days went by and began learning about the kedusha of Eretz Yisroel. All the tours were so inspiring and educational. I watched school come to life!  Saying tehilim and listening to stories every morning was a great way to start off the day. The hikes we went on were so much fun. The desert experience was the most brave and amazing thing that I have ever done. The water activities were unbelievable and eating out was lots of fun.  We did so much in one day that I couldn’t possibly remember what we did the day before.

Throughout this experience, I’ve seen your patience, kindness and generosity. The way you interacted with the girls taught me life lessons.”

Love,

Shoshana S.

 


LAGITT 2010 TESTIMONIALS

Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman:

I miss LAGITT so much! I have been talking about it non-stop and looking at my pictures (all 500 of them) over and over again. This is because your program has left me a changed person.  I know so much about Eretz Yisroel and what role I, as a Bas Yisroel, play in its past, present and future.  You showed me the land- our land and I learned about all the history from biblical times to today.  Every trip we took was exciting and exhilarating from the Palmach museum to Shilo and Shechem.  All the hotel accommodations were great and the food was even better! I made real friends who made my Israel experience so very meaningful, and who I know will be friends for life.  Thank you so much for the invaluable gift you have given me.  I am so blessed!

 

With love,

Y

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,  

Thank you so much for an amazing summer! I can’t  believe how much you changed my love for Israel into something real! Every day I wake up and miss Israel, and LAGITT and everyone so much. I really appreciate all the work you put into the camp, and  making it the most amazing summer of my life!

Thanks again! 

P.

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“Thank u so much 4 a wonderful summer. This was my first time in Israel and Lagitt has made it a very memorable experience. I will carry it with me for the rest of my life.

Wishing a gmar chasima tovah and a gut yom tov! “

S.G.

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Thank you for a phenomenal and unforgettable summer!!!!!!!
Love, R L

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

I just wanted to express my gratitude for this summer. It was really the most amazing summer I've ever experienced and I will never be able to thank you enough. I made friends I hope to keep forever and I've already spent time with people who went on the program. I will definitely be telling my friends to go on LAGITT and I really can't stop telling everyone about it. This program created a love for Israel I never knew I had and I don't think I would have had it without this program. I had such a great time that my sister and I have already discussed going to Israel for winter break and I can't wait for my year in Israel. I was truly nervous being so far away from home, but it was so much better than I thought it would be. Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful year and you continue with the success of the program.

S.

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I just wanted to thank both of you for the most wonderful camp experience you gave to Malky. Everything was so organized and planned out and such a learning experience as well.  You've done a great job (I don't know how you do it!!!).  When are you doing camp for adults, I feel deprived!!!! Anyway, I wanted to express my Hakoras Hatov. This was much more than a camp it was a true uplifting experience. 

Sincerely,
Mrs. S.

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I would like to thank you for giving my daughter a very special summer experience! She just loved you and wished she could have spent more time with you!  She made many friends and thoroughly enjoyed all of it! I enjoyed living all of it through your wonderful digests which made me feel closer to her than my other daughter in a camp 20 miles away! Thanks again!

Mrs. T.

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Hi!
Just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing trip!! Daniella had a blast and cannot stop smiling and talking about it!  You and your husband gave her such a wonderful experience and I just wanted to say THANK YOU!

Mrs. P.

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Dear Mrs. Wachsman,                                                                                  

Finally spoke to my daughter, Chani, this past Friday. There are no words to describe the effusive praise she showered upon your extraordinary LAGITT program ...and of course, she said Rabbi & Mrs. Wachsman are the best! 

Thank you & continued Hatzlacha!
Mrs. S.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

I want to thank you for giving Tamara such a wonderful Israel experience. It is really incredible that the girls are able to see and do so much every single day. You are giving her an experience that she will remember for a lifetime b"h. Thank you!

Mrs. W.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

I miss LAGITT so much! I have been talking about it non-stop and looking at my pictures (all 500 of them) over and over again. This is because your program has left me a changed person.  I know so much about Eretz Yisroel and what role I, as a Bas Yisroel, play in its past, present and future.  You showed me the land- our land and I learned about all the history from biblical times to today.  Every trip we took was exciting and exhilarating from the Palmach museum to Shilo and Shechem.  All the hotel accommodations were great and the food was even better! I made real friends who made my Israel experience so very meaningful, and who I know will be friends for life.  Thank you so much for the invaluable gift you have given me.  I am so blessed!

With love,
Y

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LAGITT 2009 TESTIMONIALS

 

Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman

As I reflect back on this past July I am in a loss of words.  Lagitt was the most amazing, fantastic, fun-filled, uplifting experience of my life. It wasn't just a month of camp, it was an adventure that gave me a greater love for the land of Israel. Before this summer I was not so sure that I was going to be able to go to seminary for a year, halfway across the world, away from my family and in an unfamiliar setting but at lagitt I realized how much I love Israel and that if I want to go I most definitely will be able to. Mrs. Wachsman those first few days when I wasn't so sure that I was able to make it you sat with me by the city of David and told me that you knew I could make it and I did, and when I was starving during my fast you told me I could make it and I did. Rabbi. Wachsman, you were and amazing tour guide and photographer and I really enjoyed all of those songs that you taught us. I am so happy that this is the program I picked to go on this summer.

Thank You so much
Have a great Shabbos
With much Gratitude,

Tzippy

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs./Morah Wachsman,

Thank you so much for LAGITT!  I'd wanted to go on the trip ever since hearing about it in 5th grade, and it was absolutely amazing.  Tanach is so much more real now that I can actually remember and picture the places mentioned, instead of just hearing about Gei Ben-Hinnom, Shiloh, and Me'aras Yechizkiyahu as plain "valleys", "tunnels", etc., and I really did develop a love for Eretz Yisroel (apologies for the cliché, but it's true!).  Thank you for making my first time there so wonderful; the tour was very well-organized and you were both so enthusiastic and knowledgable about the sites that we visited - and even those that we did not.  Mrs. Wachsman, thank you so much for checking up on me when I was sick, and forcing me to eat/drink/take Advil and still go on the hikes and participate.

Shanah tovah, and again, thank you for such a fun and inspiring trip!

-Devorah Tova

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Thank you so much for the incredible and inspiring Israel summer experience. The hikes, scenes, spirituality, shopping, touring and more was incredible. I loved the fact that each day was so action packed, I had to ask people what the first activity we did that day was. I really felt your care and the fact is you are both amazing directors, who are both really nice people. Mrs. Wachsman, thank you so much for being so bubbly and fun. Rabbi Wachsman, thank you for all the pictures you took of me and for your inspiring divrei torah, and for explaining things to me when we went places. I hope you both always have hatzlacha on LAGITT and with everything you do. K'siva v'chasima tovah.

Sincerely,
Shira

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Thank you so much for an amazing summer. I had the most amazing time in Israel. The program was fun, organized, and I learned so much from it! I really appreciate the work that was out into making everything turn out so well! Thank you again!

Sincerely,
Chaya

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs Wachsman, 

Thank you for your wonderful LAGITT program. Our daughter Rachel had one of the best experiences of her life. We were really impressed at how organized, fun, and educational this program was.

Yours years of experience and knowledge were greatly appreciated by us. We could not think of one thing that was overlooked, and felt so confident that our daughter was in good hands at all times.

May you be blessed to continue this wonderful program for many years to come.

Mr. and Mrs. S.

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TO THE GREATEST WACHSMANS,

WOW! I can't believe the month is really over and I'm sitting here in America reflecting back on my incredible month in Israel. Where did all the time go? As I try to express my gratitude to you for running the most amazing, fun-filled, inspiring program, I'm at a loss for words.  I've been to Israel before with my family, but I can honestly say that this trip has given me a deeper appreciation for the land, the history of the land, and the greatness of the mere soil we walked on.  Each and every one of the action packed days balanced some history with some fun (not to say the history wasn't fun) etc.  I really owe you so much hakaras hatov for running such an amazing, organized program and giving me the experience of a lifetime.  I'll take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Wachsman for the few times we did learn Derech Hashem, which I enjoyed and gained immensely from and to Rabbi Wachsman for your candid, great pictures that my whole family enjoyed and daily shiur which i actually did listen to. Oh and of course every day as I say adon olam, I can't help but hum to your catchy song. I can go on and on thanking you, but I'll leave it at that (for now).  I'm sorry i couldn't personally thank you at the airport but after i ran back in to find you, I guess i missed you

Really thank you so so much. Have a great shabbos!

With much gratitude,

Elisheva
LAGITT '09

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Thanks so much for the remarkable trip. Aliza had a fantastic time and we're sure the memories will last with her for a long time. We're especially appreciative of you working with us and helping to make this dream a reality for Aliza.

Kol Tuv.
Rabbi and Mrs. S.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Your program was awesome and Elisheva came home extremely happy.  The pictures were a great way for us to stay in touch.  We would be delighted to provide you with a "testimonial" for your website or a reference for anyone who asks.

Kol Tuv,

Mrs. W.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

I just wanted to thank-you guys for an AMAZING summer! I really cannot express how grateful I am to have been on such a well run program, the organization was amazing and it enabled us to see and do everything without any delays or issues. Although this past summer was not my first time being in Eretz Yisroel, it really was my first time truly seeing everything, doing all the hikes and really falling in love with the land (as cliche as that sounds). In addition to all that, I couldn't have asked for better people to run the program! You both were so patient and fun and dealt with everything in such an amazing way. I would just like to thank you so much for everything you have given me this past summer!! Have a kasiva vichasima tova!

Chaya

 

 

 

 

 

LAGITT 2008 TESTIMONIALS 

 

Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,
I just wanted to thank-you guys for an AMAZING summer! I really cannot express how grateful I am to have been on such a well run program, the organization was amazing and it enabled us to see and do everything without any delays or issues. Although this past summer was not my first time being in Eretz Yisroel, it really was my first time truly seeing everything, doing all the hikes and really falling in love with the land (as cliche as that sounds). In addition to all that, I couldn't have asked for better people to run the program! You both were so patient and fun and dealt with everything in such an amazing way. I would just like to thank you so much for everything you have given me this past summer!!
have a kasiva vichasima tova!

-Chaya

 

Dear Rabbi and Mrs Wachsman,

 

Thank you for your wonderful LAGITT program. Our daughter Rachel had one of the best experiences of her life. We were really impressed at how organized, fun, and educational this program was.

Yours years of experience and knowledge were greatly appreciated by us. We could not think of one thing that was overlooked, and felt so confident that our daughter was in good hands at all times.

May you be blessed to continue this wonderful program for many years to come.

 

Mr. and Mrs. S.

 

TO THE GREATEST WACHSMANS,

WOW! I can't believe the month is really over and I'm sitting here in America reflecting back on my incredible month in Israel. Where did all the time go? As I try to express my gratitude to you for running the most amazing, fun-filled, inspiring program, I'm at a loss for words.  I've been to Israel before with my family, but I can honestly say that this trip has given me a deeper appreciation for the land, the history of the land, and the greatness of the mere soil we walked on.  Each and every one of the action packed days balanced some history with some fun (not to say the history wasn't fun) etc.  I really owe you so much hakaras hatov for running such an amazing, organized program and giving me the experience of a lifetime.  I'll take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Wachsman for the few times we did learn Derech Hashem, which I enjoyed and gained immensely from and to Rabbi Wachsman for your candid, great pictures that my whole family enjoyed and daily shiur which i actually did listen to. Oh and of course every day as I say adon olam, I can't help but hum to your catchy song. I can go on and on thanking you, but I'll leave it at that (for now).  I'm sorry i couldn't personally thank you at the airport but after i ran back in to find you, I guess i missed you

Really thank you so so much. Have a great shabbos!

With much gratitude, Elisheva

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman, Thanks so much for the remarkable trip. Aliza had a fantastic time and we're sure the memories will last with her for a long time. We're especially appreciative of you working with us and helping to make this dream a reality for Aliza.

Kol Tuv.  Rabbi and Mrs. S.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Your program was awesome and Elisheva came home extremely happy.  The pictures were a great way for us to stay in touch.  We would be delighted to provide you with a "testimonial" for your website or a reference for anyone who asks.

Kol Tuv, Mrs. W.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

I attended LAGITT two summers ago and had an incredible time.Today I was looking through my hundreds upon hundreds of pictures from that summer and  was remembering all of the trips and events that I was able to partake in. On my trip down memory lane I realized  that I never fully thanked you for everything. LAGITT was the most amazing and personally transformational summer of my life.The experiences i had and stories i was told were life altering. I formed close friendships that I still maintain and several of my LAGITT friends are the closest friends I have today. LAGITT was seriously unlike any camp i have ever attended. Not only was I granted the opportunity to spend time in Eretz Yisroel, but I was offered new insights and challenges. And all of this was made possible by Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman. I sincerely appreciate all that 

was taught to me during that July. Thank you so much!  Atara

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Thanks for giving me the opportunity to experience a summer I will treasure forever.  You both did an amazing job leading our group! I was really excited to tour Israel, but LAGITT was so much more than just a tour. The daily hikes, inspiring museums, singing as we walked on the walls of the Old City, and basically everything intensified my appreciation and love for Israel. I can't believe how much I learned in this short month. Learning and being in Israel reminded me that all of us are connected to the people that, throughout the generations, have been davening "B'shana HaBa'ah B'Yerushalayim" and to the people that sacrificed their lives, so that we could be in Israel today. Therefore, this summer in Israel furthered not only my happiness, but also my pride in being member of Am Yisrael. I made such incredible friends this summer. Whenever I look at a picture from LAGITT, whether it's a formal group picture at the Kotel or just a snap of a bunch of us dripping from head to toe at Ein Gedi, I wish I was back in Israel with everyone. I'd like to thank every single member of our group, because, even if we didn't all become close, we were all there having the time of our lives together. LAGITT and the dozens of unforgettable memories will be with me alwaysJudy

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Thank you so much for an amazing summer. I truly did not stop talking about the great experience that I had on LAGITT. Nechama

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman, 

Thank you so much for giving me the extraordinary opportunity to travel around Israel. I wanted to let you know that it really changed my perspective of our holy land. It was a summer experience that I will never forget for my entire life. It gave me a chance to meet girls from all over the world and form new friendships; a chance to feel and breathe where our Avos and Imahos stepped, and finally a chance to fall in love with Israel.  Thank you so very much." Shira

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" This was the most memorable trip of my life! I've learned to love and appreciate Israel more than I have ever done before. I have seen our Jewish history come to life and have experienced things that I never imagined I would do. Eretz Yisroel is and will always be our one true home.  Thank you so much for this amazing trip!"  Maya

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"I just wanted to say how much i enjoyed the summer with Lagitt ."  Daniella

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“The Leventhal family wishes to thank you very much for taking our daughter on the Israel trip.  She has a deeper appreciation for Eretz Yisroel and I know that her experiences will be an inspiration for her forever.  Mission accomplished with flying colors.”

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"Just a short note thanking you for the wonderful trip/tour you led. Sarit has arrived safely back in the USA and she had so much to tell me about the tour and the girls and how much she enjoyed everything that she stayed awake talking to me almost the entire four hour drive home. Thank you again for taking such good care of Sarit and the whole gang. It sounds like a tour I would like to take." Rabbi K.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

As a new summer settles in I find it difficult to believe that I will not be traveling to Israel once again on L.A.G.I.T.T.

It was definitely the best summer of my life; the tours, hikes, dvar torahs, and basically everything were amazing. Words can't even describe how much fun I had on L.A.G.I.T.T.

I really have to give thanks to you, for helping me feel welcome and at home, from the moment we met at the airport, tears and all, I knew that I had picked the best Israel program there is. Thank you so much for helping me experience Israel as a unique and special place and helping me grow closer to Israel emotionally.

The girls on this trip are truly wonderful; when I needed to get stitches on my elbow (and I still have the scar as a souvenir) they were so caring and I am so grateful to them. No one could ask for better people to spend 4 weeks in Israel with, they are some of my closest friends, and I still keep in touch with them. Whenever I look at pictures from my trip I reminisce about all the adventures we had traveling and touring through Israel. From the crazy hikes at 5 in the morning, to swimming in the red sea, to davening at the Kotel, or walking through Meah Shearim I absolutely loved my experience on L.A.G.I.T.T. in Israel.

Thank you for making this my most worth while experience and showing me the beauty of Israel. 

Sarit

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" Thank you so much for providing Daniella with such a memorable experience.  She truly had a wonderful time and it was trip of a lifetime. "  Dr. and Mrs. L.

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 " I will definitely be recommending LAGITT to everyone!!" Mrs.G.

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful summer. I really appreciate all the work and effort that was put in to this summer to make it an enjoyable one. I made so many great friends and had so many memorable moments. I learned a tremendous amount. Although this was my 8th time in Israel i never experienced it in such a way. I really feel like i came out of camp and a new person. I cant even express what i feel in words. You both were the most amazing directors and thanks to you everyone had the time of their life.With much gratitude, Sigal


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Hi Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

thanks so much 4 the pictures update. really interesting for me to see! i just wanted to let u know that i still appreciate and remember the gr8 summer experience of 2007. it helped me come to a decision about going to seminary in israel. and im going i"h this Tuesday to Eretz Yisrael to Meor seminary.! im sure every step ill take there will arouse another lagitt memory. thank you once again.  Chanie

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

I am currently writing the thank you letter that I should've written long ago, in August 2007. I put it off and put it off until before I knew it, I was packing for camp again! However, I'm glad I waited because now I truly appreciate how wonderful LAGITT was/is.

This July I went to a different traveling camp, the name is unimportant, and it was fun, but I didn't come out of there saying "best summer of my life" as I did when people asked about last summer. Why, you might ask. Well there are a few different reasons. First and probably foremost (which had nothing to do with the running of the program), it wasn't Eretz Yisrael, and no matter how beautiful a place in chul is, it just can't compare. Next, the girls were just not the same. I made such strong friendships last year because the girls were just so amazing and so much fun; I felt like I didn't have that opportunity in camp this summer. And what most importantly brought LAGITT above the rest? It was Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman. I'm being very honest. Yes this year our heads were good people who wanted  us to have a good time, but I never felt very close to them. In LAGITT all the girls became a family because we had our surrogate parents with us. I really felt like you cared about us and for that I send a double thank you.

I'm glad I went where I did this year so I could truly appreciate how much you did to make last summer amazing.

Thank you,  Rivka

 

 

LAGITT 2007 TESTIMONIALS 

Dear Mrs. Wachsman,

Thank you so much, once again, for the most unbelievable summer of my life. I now wake up every morning wishing I was waking up in Eretz Yisroel, on LAGITT. I miss seeing your smiling face every morning, and I miss all the amazing experiences I was so lucky to have. I have so much hakaras hatov to you for all the memories I will now carry with me throughout my whole life!

Love, Racheli

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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,
I just wanted to thank you for the most memorable summer ever. I miss everything about lagitt. It was just so amazing to see everything we learned in school in the tanach right in front of my eyes. The hikes, museums, water sports,tours, etc... were so much fun. I was having fun while I was learning. I don't know what I'm going to do about next summer because nothing will ever compare to the incredible experience I had on lagitt.  The girls on the tour were just so special. Everyone was soooooooooo nice and so warm to each other.The madrichot were amazing!!!!!!!!! They put their whole hearts into making sure we understood the meaning behind everything ,and they made everything fun and interesting. Your caring and warmth for each girl individually made everyone feel at home.Your hard work paid off! Thanks for giving me a once in a lifetime experience!

love always,
Shira

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"Before the summer I was a little nervous because I didn't know anyone going.. but I took a chance and went and it was the best thing I ever did!! I made so many close friends and I am really obsessed with Israel and want to go back so badly, maybe even move there when I get older! I miss LAGITT so much; thank you so much for everything   love always,

Orli

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" I would just like to thank you for giving me the most amazing summer ever!!!!!!!!" 

Brynde
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" I want to thank you for the whole month in Israel and for all the months of preparations beforehand. We all had an amazing month that will remain forever imprinted in our minds." 

Love, Shoshi

 

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" Thank you for an amazing summer, both spiritually and physically.  

Love,  Naomi

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" Let me also tell you that at first, I did not really know if this was going to be the 'best summer of my life' like LAGITT.com exclaimed. Believe me, I could not have been more wrong....the trip was 100 times even better than I ever imagined it could be. I really want to thank you for an amazing trip. This was the highlight of my year (you can ask anybody) and I was really inspired to see things through a much more positive light. I've made genuine and indescribable (is that a word) friendships that I doubt I would ever have found in any other camp. In fact, I'm keeping in touch with many, and I hope it remains that way.

Mrs. Wachsman- What can I say? You truly were the 'mommy of us all'. I felt so comfortable talking to you, and sharing things with you that I normally wouldn't with any other "camp director". Your care and encouragement was beautiful. . I found your care and funny-ness so helpful; I'm sure you don't know how much it meant to me at the time. It still does. Thank you!!!

Rabbi Wachsman- Thanks for giving us those great shiurim and daily lessons on the bus. I was interested and I want you to know that I took things from them, and I'm grateful you told them to us. Also, thanks for being the 'Picture Man', sending all those pictures to our parents so they wouldn't worry. My parents were very grateful, I can tell you that much!

So, Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman, I just want you to know that this was the most incredible, amazing summer of my life. If I could do it again, I definitely would!!!! Thanks for everything!!!! ..."   

Chaia  

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" I would like to express my appreciation to  Rabbi  and Mrs. Wachsman for giving me a indescribable experience this past summer. I never thought one can spiritually grow tremendously and  have an amazingly fun filled summer until I was fortunate enough to go on LAGITT. Before I came on LAGITT  I did not have a understanding of what Eretz Yisroel is  and I now feel I have a strong love, connection and understanding of Eretz Yisroel the place all Jews feel is their home.  Rabbi And Mrs. Wachsman with their wonderful experience were constantly  there for us as our parents during the tour. They made sure we had an amazing time and also cared for every girl. Additionally we had our special madrichot who gave us the history of Eretz Yisroel and taught us all there is to know. I  am so grateful for the best summer of my life and feel I have gained so much thru the LAGITT experience. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Ruchie


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Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

As I am now sitting on the plane and am able to reflect on the most unbelievable summer of my entire life, I just wanted to make sure you know how much "hakaras HaTov" we all owe to you both. Without you, I would never have been able to have this amazing experience. You are both so giving and the endless time and effort you spent on us does not go unrecognized. I can't even imagine how much work you put into LAGITT, but I do know that all the hard work is well worth it.

Rabbi Wachsman: I feel that I have learned and gained so much from you over the past month. From the very start of the day, your "divrei Halacha" on the bus were always inspirational, and  I feel that my personal Tefilah has improved because of it. Your extensive knowledge of history really helped me understand where I was and the significance of every place we went... Thank you for being our photographer and creating memories for us that will last beyond the summer.  And of course, thank you for putting up with 48 teenage girls for 4 weeks, and THAT is a real statement.

Mrs. Wachsman: Every single day you continues to amaze me with how much care and concern you had for us. You were even beyond our "mommy". Thank you for always watching out for us..; you were always on top of things, and I was never worried because I knew you would always be there to organize and work things out. Thank you for always being so patient with us, regardless of the stress you were under. You were always prepared for anything we could need, from a plastic bag to a lactaid. Thank you for always being open and available to us for whatever we needed, and for always being open to a schmooze! You are honestly an amazing role model for me , as well as everyone else, and I hope one day to be able to be like you.  I can truthfully go home now and say that I had the most amazing, exciting, inspirational, educational and eye opening summer of my life and I owe that to both of you.

With much Hakaras Hatov and admiration.

Racheli

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"thank you so much! This summer was the best summer I ever had!" 

Love, Gila

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"Thank you so much for such a inspiring and uplifting summer... I think that it's amazing that you have the opportunity to take teenage girls to Israel and give them a huge experience in their life, especially those going with you for their first time, myself included....! (any my sister). I'm very happy that  I came on Lagitt as my first Israel experience!"

Sigal
 

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"I just wanted to thank you and the rebbitzin for taking our daughter on the trip of her life. she had a great time,and it was done very professionally. My wife and I really appreciate that you both made it happen and we have a lot of HAKORAS HATOIV to you both. Keep up the good work

best regards
Mr. K.

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“I really miss camp. I just wanted to thank you so much for allowing me to have the most amazing summer! It was such a great experience for me and I really enjoyed it!”

Eliza

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“Thank you for everything. Racheli had a great summer. Thanks For sending us all the pictures and making us feel a part of it.”

Mr. and Mrs. L. 

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“Thanx again 4 an AMAZING summer!!! I had an unbelievable time! “

~Chumi  

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“I wanted to thank you for the most AWESOME, SMASHING, SPLENDID and UPLIFTING summer of my life. I gained a special love for Israel that i never felt before even though i've been there many times.

Thanks so much!!!! I love you Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman!!! “

Sincerely, Chanie  

 

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“I wanted to THANK you for a wonderful trip. Rochel M. had such an amazing time in Eretz Yisroel. Thank you for all you hard work and effort. “

Rabbi and Mrs. P. 

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“Thank you so much for all the time and effort that you put into LAGITT this year. I always enjoyed going to Israel with my family, but this year on LAGITT, I gained a different and stronger connection to Israel. Looking forward to round #2.”

Estee 

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“Thank you so much for taking such good care of Sara; really giving her an experience of a lifetime. She really gained a love of Eretz Yisroel on your tour.”

Mr. and Mrs. T. 

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“Dear Mrs. Wachsman,

As the tour is all too quickly drawing to a close, I want to thank you for such an amazing trip. I absolutely loved every single activity. I really appreciate all of your and Rabbi Wachsman’s hard work and efforts. Thanks to you, LAGITT was an unforgettable, enjoyable and growing experience… I will treasure the precious moments forever.”

Love, Rachel

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"Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman, We wanted to thank you again for the great trip you organized, Rachie enjoyed your company, the program, the entire trip., she is still talking about it."

Mr. and Mrs. H.

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"thank you for the amazing summer"

...Hannah

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"I want to thank you for an unbelievable summer.. it was truly amazing and I'm happy i chose lagitt from any other program and wish much hatzlacha throughout the year. Hope to Keep in touch."

Racheli

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Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,

Thank you so much for giving Chaia a summer she'll always remember.  May you merit to guide and teach many more children similar to the way you guided and taught our daughter this past summer.

Mr. and Mrs.W.

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thanks so much for an amazing, wonderful summer.

Love, Rina

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"Sigal had the best time in Israel and I'm very happy I sent her with you . It was an amazing experience.

Mrs. B

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LAGITT 2006 TESTIMONIALS 

"In all of the e-mails we received prior to camp, the term "best summer of your life" was used freely. I didn't understand what that phrase really meant until this summer. Now I can confidently say that I just experienced the best summer of my life and I owe it all to you. Thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity that enabled me to develop a true love for Israel. Thank you for all the wonderful girls you picked.  I made friends that I believe will last with me for a long time. Thank for being so kind and caring. I really do appreciate it all..."
Nomi 

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"..When learning  about Eretz Yisrael and the Bais Hamikdash in school, I can actually visualize the places and relate to it on a very personal level. I now have much more love and appreciation  for Eretz Yisroel because of  the LAGITT summer."....Michal

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" I would like to thank you for the most incredible, amazing experience. I had the summer of a lifetime. Thank you for all the time and effort you put in to prepare a summer of fun and inspiration, LAGITT. It was truly amazing to be able to learn to appreciate kedushas eretz yisroel while having an amazing time and making great, new friends. The friendships I made over this summer, I feel will remain with me for a long time, even forever. The memories will definitely remain with me and I am constantly looking through my pictures just to keep those great memories flowing."....Rena

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"..People go to Israel everyday but never actually tour as in depth as we did. My decision in joining you this past summer was probably the best choice that I have ever made and will ever make for my summer plans."  Miriam

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"Thank you for the wonderful touring experience you provided.   The pictures you sent were a complete surprise and delight and helped us keep in touch with what the group was doing every day.  Thank you again for the well-planned and extraordinary program."  Dr. and Mrs. S.

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"Just a note of thanks for giving our daughter Shira the best summer of her life. We're sure those memories will stay with her forever. Thank you for a very organized and well run program, for the great variety of activities, and for all the picture updates that you sent us daily, it was great seeing in pictures what our daughter experienced during the day,   May you have continued success in all your endeavours. Keep up the good work."
Mr. and Mrs. F.

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"Thank you so much for everything you have done for me this summer. I really had the most amazing time whether we were hiking, in museums, or hearing from inspirational people. This was truly a once in a life-time opportunity that I will remember and appreciate forever."  Elana

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" Dear Rabbi and Mrs. Wachsman,
Thank you so much for a sensational summer. The experiences you shared with us are indescribable. I came home with a bigger love of Eretz Yisroel than  ever, because i knew that i had actually walked her roads, climbed her mountains, swum in her seas.... this trip means a lot to me also because i met such amazing girls from all over the country. I miss camp already and its only been a few weeks! Each day was another adventure. It was amazing to see the kevarim of the gedolim that we learn about all year in our historia classes, and  the reenactments of the stories from the Tanach made it more real to us about where we were. I thank you again so very much for this unforgettable fun and spiritual summer experience!" Adina

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"  just wanted to thank you so much for an amazing summer. I really appreciate all the care and consideration you had for me, and each individual girl on the program. I enjoyed every minute of the learning and trips that you organized for us. You really made my first time in Israel an unforgettable experience. During a very hard and dangerous time for everyone in Israel, you helped me and the rest of the girls feel safe and secure. I greatly appreciate your patience and understanding throughout the whole month." Chani

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"In all of the e-mails we received prior to camp, the term "best summer of your life" was used freely. I didn't understand what that phrase really meant until this summer. Now I can confidently say that I just experienced the best summer of my life and I owe it all to you. Thank you so much for giving me this wonderful opportunity that enabled me to develop a true love for Israel. Thank you for all the wonderful girls you picked..I made friends that I believe will last with me for a long time. Thank for being so kind and caring. I really do appreciate it all..." Nomi

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“I just wanted to express my hakaras hatov for all that you've done for Ahuva this past month.  The trip was even more than she expected. She had wonderful time and made new friendships and lasting memories.   Thanks for keeping us informed with the wonderful pictures and the e- mails”
Mr. and Mrs. P.

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“My wife and I indeed entrusted our Jenny with you and none of us were disappointed.  Jenny had what she described as "an amazing time."  The pictures you sent were very reassuring and informative as to what the girls were doing. My only regret is that you do not have a similar tour for boys!” Mr. and Mrs. G.

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“Dear Wachsmans, THANK YOU for taking on the job of caring for our daughter for this difficult month in Israel . Shira had a wonderful time, learned much more about Israel than in 2 years of high school and made great friends. She will come to understand the value of this trip in years to come. We understand the value already.”  Mr. and Mrs. S.

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 “ Kol hakovod. Outstanding job. This is clearly a labor of love on both your parts. We are so very happy to have had our daughter Ariella participate in such a tremendous program. I feel that I lived through my daughter's experience through the great pictures that you continuously sent; I believe the number is in excess of 1000-but who is counting?” Mr. and Mrs. M.

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“Ariella did have the best summer and we are greatly appreciative for all that you did”  Mr. and Mrs. S.

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“We are so thankful to you for running a superb program; fun and meaningful too!”  Mr. and Mrs. P.

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“Thank you for the wonderful tour you provided Penina and the other girls. She came home very happy and fulfilled.”  Dr. and Mrs. M.

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“Thank You!!!  Our daughter, Racheli had an amazing experience.  She enjoyed each and every day of the program and only had wonderful things to say.” Mr. and Dr. S.

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“I don't think that Hadassah has come back to earth yet.   She absolutely had the best summer of her life and wants us all to move to Eretz Yisrael.  I think that's all she's going to be talking about for the next few months.  We can't thank you enough for giving her such wonderful memories, and for making such good friends.  You truly run a very organized and full tour.  We hope to see you within the next two years and thereafter as we have four other girls that are also looking forward, G-d willing, to your tour...” Dr. and Mrs. S.

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“On behave of our family, a simple "Yasher Koach" and thank you hardly seems to suffice in conveying our deepest gratitude to you for providing our daughter with the experience of a lifetime. The time and effort you devoted to choosing innovative and educational sites, all within the framework of torah, were truly remarkable. Under the unfortunate circumstances that arose in Eretz Yisroel while the girls were on tour, you were able to provide us with a sense of security and trust which was so appreciated. The constant array of pictures and correspondence via e-mail, allowed us to keep track of your travels and actually see our daughter and her friends throughout her trip. The camp, the sites, the songs, the torah environment was surpassed only by the warmth and sensitivity you provided.  Thank you again for providing our daughter {daughters! this makes # 2} with an experience she will never forget and memories that will last a life time...”  Mr. and Mrs. M.  

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“We just wanted to thank you for the moving, inspirational, and just plain fun experience that our grand daughter, Ariella, is privileged to enjoy thanks to you. Amidst all the turmoil and trepidation we all are feeling, you have been able to create an oasis of security and tranquility that Ariella reflects in her communications.”  Rabbi and Mrs. S.

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“We want to thank you for giving my daughter a wonderful experience.” Mr. and Mrs. P.

 

 

 

 

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