Daily Israel Report

Bnei Akiva: Doing "The Amazing Race" Jewish Style

World Bnei Akiva is holding a special competition of "The Amazing Race" for its training groups currently visiting Israel.
By Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
First Publish: 12/12/2011, 1:13 AM

World Bnei Akiva is holding an “Amazing Race” competition for its training groups who are currently visiting Israel.

The training groups included youths from Mexico, the Scandinavian countries, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, South America, South Africa, New Zealand and more. The youths in the groups are finishing high school and come to Israel for ten months in which they gain experience and move from program to program every two months.

“The Amazing Race” competition sends the groups around Israel where they are given clues and must complete different tasks.

The tasks that the participants have to complete include buying a challah and convince people to eat it, light candles and eat gefilte fish, among other things.

The main challenge, according to Keren Sherrington of World Bnei Akiva, involves getting the youths to interact with Israelis and use the Hebrew they’ve learned during their time in Israel.

“It’s the adventure,” she said. “It’s not knowing where they’re going or what they’re doing. I think it’s mainly having a great time.”