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Monday, January 21, 2013

YOFHS Israel Stem Trip Day 5

After a great evening at the IDF Army base, and another great breakfast at the Inbal,  we went to Mobileye, the inventors and producers of accident prevention car camera systems. It is incredible to note that almost all camera sensing equipment is designed and manufactured by this Israeli company and then sold to GM, Honda, Ford, Toyota and other major car companies.  We spoke about future developments, and not everyone in the room was so thrilled to hear that soon their parents could have the technology to get notifications about how many times their car is "stopping short."  But seriously, we were amazed at the ingenuity of the Mobileye programmers and inventors.  Then we had a chance to try it out in their simulator, well look at the photos and you'll see how much fun this was.

We were then off to meet with Bob Rosenschein - the inventor and developer of Dagesh for Windows and He shared the story of his journey and the life lessons he learned.  It is impossible to describe his sincerity and heartfelt advice here, but it is sufficient to say that when it was over, our students crowded around and asked questions for quite a while until we had to leave.

Next up was the Israel Museum - where our guide, Muki, explained the relationship between the ancient city of Yerushalayim and the Yerushalayim of today, the history of the dead sea scrolls and the significance of the archeaological finds that were on display.
We ended the day with another inspiring visit to another IDF base near Modiin with the Chesed Mission.