“This is me (on the right) and my very best friend Jael on the left! We met 4 years ago on exchange at Tel Aviv University! Jael lives in Amsterdam and I live in Toronto, Canada. One of our first immediate bonds was our extreme love for Israel and we promised one another that we would always meet in this very special place! It has been 4 years now and has become our tradition to meet up every summer in Israel (we plan to do it until we’re old). Israel and Judaism are the glue in our very special friendship and we’re lucky to say that Israel brought us together!” – Jamie Michelle