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Bus 357 had an amazing first week. After a couple days up north, we visited Safed on Wednesday and met with Avraham Leventhal and learned about Kabbalah and spirituality in Judaism. We then took a detour on our way to Jerusalem and went to Netanya to hear from American group leader Laura’s grandmother, Livia Bitton-Jackson, [...]

Unbelievable how much we have already experienced in the Holy Land. Even though it was raining most of the time while we were in Jerusalem, that didn’t stop us from visiting Yad Vashem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We visited the Old City and the shuk the next day. We spent Shabbat dinner on Friday [...]

After a nice Shabbat at Kibbutz Afik in the Golan heights, we explored the region and got to see some great views from Mt. Bental. The Israeli soldiers then joined us and we spent the next few days exploring Tel Aviv and the Negev. On Wednesday morning we climbed Masada and watched the sunrise from [...]

A successful and joyous week has passed on bus 427! From last Shabbat to this Shabbat, Bus 427 has traveled north to south, east to west, enjoying many stops in between. We survived in a cold and rainy morning on Mt. Bental overlooking Israel’s borders with Lebanon and Syria and a nice drive south to [...]

Hello friends and family! We have had an AMAZING first half to our Birthright experience. After a wonderful and relaxing shabbat in the kibbutz, we spent some time exploring the beautiful natural landscape of the north, with some hikes and outlooks. On Monday we made our way down to the seaside city of Haifa, where [...]

We really can’t believe how quickly the time has flown by! We had an amazing three days in Jerusalem, bringing in the Shabbat and taking the time to pause and process everything we’d done so far. In Jerusalem we went to Sacher Park for a reflection activity and spent time learning about the politics and [...]

Hey everyone! We have been keeping busy! Monday-We went to Yad Vashem (Holocaust Memorial and Museum) and went to the National Memorial on Mount Herzl. We then drove to Ein Gedi. Tuesday-We woke up super early so that we could hike to the top of Masada before the sun went up. We learned about the [...]

For many of us, this has already been the best trip of our lives. Our group has gotten very close, as we’ve explored new terrain, topics, and become closer as friends. We have done a lot since the last update, and we’ve had programming just about every minute of the day, but I’ll try to [...]

Shalom! We’re in the Holy Land! It has been almost 2 days and it feels like we’ve gone through so much. Our group of 37 participants met us, the two American staff members, at LAX to start our 17 hour trek. We got our trip started before ever entering Israel–at the airport, we all became [...]

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