After nearly 18 hour of travel time, our group of young adults touched down in Israel. For many, this has been the first time stepping foot in the Jewish homeland. Excitement, exhaustion, and elation are just a taste of the range of emotions our participants have been feeling throughout their first half of the trip. [...]
Shalom family and friends, We made it to Israel! After nine and a half hours in the air, we finally landed at Ben Gurion Airport where we were joined by Ashley and our Israeli staff. Our travels were smooth and many of us even managed to get a few hours of sleep. From there, we [...]
We’ve landed and have settled in nicely to a routine. We spent yesterday and today in the Golan Heights and the upper Galilee and are having fun despite the rain.
Things are going great so far! Easy flights and getting through the airport! Had a nice dinner at the hotel, fun icebreakers and a powerful opening ceremony. Now waking up to the sea of Galilee and heading to a nature walk, after a morning of mindfulness practices :) Had some great time connecting in nature [...]
Hello everyone, We have a been having an awesome time exploring and learning about the beautiful country of Israel. The highlights of the past few days have been spending time in Jerusalem visiting the Kotel (Western Wall) for shabbat, going to Yad Vashem (Israel’s Holocaust Museum), and seeing the Machane Yehuda market at night. Today [...]
Bus 349 is doing well! The past few days we’ve been in Jerusalem and the students have really loved it! We did bar/bat mitzvahs at the wall, explored the Old City, went to the Israel Museum, and more. Tonight is our night out and tomorrow we explore the market before saying goodbye to Jerusalem.
After a 10 hour and 17 minute flight, the North America part of the USA-Argentina joint group landed safe and sound in Israel! Upon landing, we were greeted with a Welcome Home sign as well as fresh baked cookies from our Israeli soldiers and tour guide! We were all very excited to arrive in Israel [...]
Hello! We have landed and are feeling much more well-rested. Today we went to the Lavi Forest for the ODT activity and hiked the Banias trail. Though, it rained briefly, we still had fun and got to explore the outdoors. Alex & Annelle
We are excited to share with you an update from our first day in Israel. After a long journey, Bus #14 finally arrived in Israel and met our Israeli peers! We started off our trip in the north with a hike at Banias Falls. The group then learned to cook dishes with the Druze community. [...]
Hi everyone! Maddie checking back in. Today is day 3 of our trip and day 2 in Israel. Everyone had a blast ringing in the new year in Tiberias last night next to the Kinneret after spending our morning touring Tzfat and learning about Kabbalah in Judaism. Today we started the day by hiking [...]