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.
|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|
|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!|