The University of Delaware Hillel came to Arad last week as part of their ten day Israel experience. The group came to volunteer in their partnership community as they usually do on their birthright trips. This time the group came to the new partnership offices in order to help make the landscape in front of the youth center, where the offices are, more appealing. When they arrived all the participants received Arad-Tamar partnership t-shirts and got right to work on planting flowers. While working hard outside the group got to meet other American youth who are spending time in Arad. The people they met were all part of a group called Otzma which is a long term Jewish Agency volunteer program. They were able to talk about Arad and all that the partnership and Israel have to offer as well as the many opportunities that these birthright participants will have to come back to Israel and to help in their partnership communities. The Otzma group is a great example of this as most of them are birthright alumni. After all the fun work of planting was done the birthright participants along with the Otzma group headed inside for a traditional Israeli lunch of falafel with the partnership staff. At this time the partnership director, Shimon, spoke to the group and explained to them more about the partnership and all it has to offer. When lunch was over the group was able to leave happily knowing that they left their mark in the land of Arad and their partnership.