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Birthright Israel Outdoors - Free Trips to Israel
Free Trips to Israel - Birthright

Participant Reflections

Thank you to Israel Outdoors leader Jonah Weisel for sharing his reflections from his trip. Looking back, the defining moment for me occurred on the second to last day of the trip, during our visit to the Kotel. A student, who had the least connection to Judaism, began the trip by making fun of certain [...]

Today, on Holocaust Remembrance Day, alumna Alexandra B. talks about how her experience on a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip with Israel Outdoors this past winter helped her connect with her ancestors who were victims of the Holocaust. I grew up knowing nothing about my Jewish ancestors, which was one of the main reasons I wanted to [...]

Avram Mlotek recently staffed an Israel Outdoors trip in partnership with City University of New York (CUNY) Hillel.  The following excerpt, reflecting on Avram’s group’s experience in a Moishe House in Jerusalem was published in the Jewish Week. It’s Friday evening. The sun has set and the streets are empty. “We’re not in Kansas anymore,” [...]

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Image of a Camel in Israel