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What does Derech Eretz look like day to day?


Expecting the unexpected is necessary on Derech Eretz. As volunteers, we are most useful when we are flexible around what is already taking place in community. You can expect a combination of running school holiday activities in Toomelah and Boggabilla, a morning/afternoon tea with Elders, meet ups with old friends and local service providers and informal education sessions on First Nations histories and current affairs. There will be meal breaks and free time. 

As a guide only, the following is what took place during Derech Eretz July 2022. Please note that this trip involved driving to and from Sydney and in January 2023 we are planning to drive to and from Brisbane. Therefore, participants will be required to purchase their own flights. 

  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
8:00-9:00 Drive to Toomelah and Boggabilla  Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Sleep in/free time Holiday activities with Toomelah kids Drive to Sydney 
9:00-10:00 Visit Toomelah Land Council and Toomelah Clinic  Holiday activities with Toomelah kids Holiday activities with Boggabilla kids Visit Boggabilla Central School  On Country cultural immersion with Winangali Infusion 
10:00-11:00 Holiday activities with Toomelah & Boggabilla kids at DrugARM
11:00-12:00 Lunch 
12:00-1:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch  Holiday activities with Boggabilla kids 
1:00-2:00 Lunch Elders' afternoon tea Visit Boggabilla Joblink and TAFE  Holiday activities with Toomelah kids  Free time in Goondiwindi Games 
2:00-3:00 Drive to Toomelah and Boggabilla
3:00-4:00 Informal educational program Goodbyes  Visit Aunty Madge in Wyong 
4:00-5:00 Free time Holiday activities with Boggabilla kids Free time Shabbat preparation Cleaning and packing  Drive to Sydney
5:00-6:00 Informal educational program Shabbat service Dinner  Dinner 
6:00-7:00 Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner Dinner  Informal educational program  Reflection program
7:00-8:00 Informal educational program Informal educational program Movie Games Games Free time Home!