After making our way to El Castillo, we were greeted so warmly by members of the community, and immediately felt like one of them! The people here were so excited not only to meet us, but had been waiting in anticipation specifically because we are from Mitzvah Corps. This made us feel not only like family, but so connected to the groups who have been here before. The Hebrew phrase, da lifney mi atah omed, "know before whom you stand," is certainly fitting, as we are so proud to continue the work of our peers who have spent time in this beautiful and inspirational city.
I had an amazing experience I'm El Salvador. My favorite moment was seeing the community of San Felipe come together and work with us in building the health clinic.
Throughout our trip to Costa Rica, I constantly felt a sense of community and what it felt like to be a part of a community. The second day of our trip happened to be Shabbat, and our group had the opportunity to attend Congregation B'nei Israel in San Jose. The congregation members at B'nei Israel welcomed us into their community and made us feel at home.