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Updates from Israel

Life on the road is treating us well. We haven’t even had a full day here and already we’ve seen so much. After a long day of travel, we arrived in Tel Aviv and were greeted by our Israeli travel mates with hugs. We even did the hora together right there in the airport. Then [...]

The group arrived in the desert Tuesday evening and spent the night in Bedouin tents enjoying Bedouin hospitality, a quick camel ride, and a late night campfire. Yesterday, the group awoke at the tents before the sun to hike up Masada and watch a beautiful sunrise from the top. Later, they floated in the Dead Sea, [...]

It’s officially week two in Israel! We had a fabulous time in Jerusalem over the past few days celebrating Shabbat and Shavuot and learning more about each other and our connections to Judaism and Israel. Today we visited Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum, as well as Mt. Herzl, the military cemetery, before heading south to [...]

We wanted to share with you another update from the Israel Outdoors Bus 135 as they continue their incredible 10 day journey in Israel! After spending their first few days in Jerusalem, the group traveled to the Negev desert earlier this week for hiking, camping, and camel riding. On Thursday, the group spent an exciting [...]

Dear Friends, We last spoke as we were preparing for our serious day in Jerusalem.Putting Yad Vashem and Mt. Herzl into words appropriate for me, you, and the participants is a difficult task. These two sites are loaded with, to many of us, a distant historical memory and Jewish tradition that would be otherwise less [...]

We had a blast today roaming the streets of the beautiful Jaffa and Partying it up in Tel Aviv! We went to the marketplace at Jaffa and learned how to bargain for awesome souvenirs and got ourselves some delicious smoothies. We stopped to appreciate some beautiful graffiti along the walls of the city and looked [...]

After a long day of traveling and delays in JFK, our group was welcomed into Israel by our great tour educator, Eric. After some brief introductions and currency exchange, we headed north. Arriving in Hadera around 9:30 am, we had our first Israeli breakfast buffet- complete with hummus, tahini, cucumbers, tomatoes, a spectrum of vegetable salads, and [...]

Below is an update from the group, written by participant Jewel M: Day 1- Arriving in Israel We met two of our group leaders Eviatar and Becca at JFK airport. We all made it through tight security safe and sound, and after the long 10 hour flight we arrived in Israel at 5 pm on Sunday. [...]

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Image of a Camel in Israel