“You came back!” the Israeli hospital worker said in surprise. “Of course we did. We are your friends,” our Hesed volunteer explained. Friendship is the theme of Hesed, our adult volunteer trip to Israel. Each spring, adults from all over the world go to Israel to serve the Jewish people for two and a half weeks. They gladly clean and work on projects around the hospital, while making lasting friendships with the Israeli people. Hesed members always leave Israel with a deep love for the Jewish people and a desire to return, which some do year after year. If you are unable to go on the trip, you can send someone to love the Jewish people on your behalf!