TL-48-279 Update 2

On Thursday we went riding on the ATVs, followed by by a trip to Tzfat (where the participants got to see an amazing synagogue and shop in the Artist’s Colony). The participants then got to enjoy Amiad Winery. On Friday before Shabbat, we went to Yad Vashem. The participants opened up about their own family…

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TL-48-279 Update 1

We are halfway through our second day in Israel. Everyone was exhausted but excited yesterday after getting off the plane. We went to Caesarea where the participants started learning about the history of the region and the country. Afterward, they had their first Israeli lunch 🙂 We gave them a few hours to relax at…

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TL-48-398 Update 2

Day 7- Our last day in Jerusalem.  Participants have been learning about Jewish history, tradition, and culture. From the mysticism of Tzfat to the religious significance of Jerusalem. We learned by day and rejoiced by night.  In Jerusalem, students experienced the bustle of Mahane Yehuda, the open-air market as Israelis do their weekly shopping in…

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TL-48-260 Update 2

Hope you enjoyed July 4th! Sharing another update from here in Israel. Yesterday, we had an amazing day where we spent the first part of the morning at an old Syrian base camp, and heard some context about the border, the base itself, and the conflict between Israel and its borders. After, we spent the…

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TL-48-398 Update 1

Today is our 2nd day together. We started our journey Sunday afternoon when 40 students filled with excitement and expectation met Zohar and me at SFO. After a 13-hour flight, we arrived in Tel Aviv, tired but in great spirits. At the airport, we received a warm welcome by Gai, our tour guide, and Neta…

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TL-48-260 Update 1

Hi all, Excited to share an update from Birthright bus 260! After a long travel day, we landed in Israel at 4am this morning. We had a busy day exploring Caesarea and participating in a water hike in the upper Galilee. We all had a great time (group photo attached!) Everyone is excited to get…

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TL-48-242 Update 2

After visiting the old city in Jerusalem, we went to Kfar Hanokdim to feed camels and camp out in the Bedouin tents. We woke up early the next morning to hike Masada and watch the sunrise. We then did a relaxing yoga session on top of Masada.  Following Masada, we went to the Dead Sea…

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TL-48-256 Update 3

On Monday, we visited Har Herzl. This was one of the most impactful experiences for our group. Along with the basic tour, we heard stories from our mifgashim and our Israeli staff. They shared stories of friends, family, and other fallen soldiers who they hold close to their heart. Hearing these stories helped our American…

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TL-48-242 Update 1

Bus 242 started our trip in the beautiful north. We had a tour of Tel Dan and Tzfat, as well as rafting in the Jordan River and ATVing in Dishon. We then moved south to Jerusalem. We wrapped up an eventful week with Kabbalat Shabbat. We later enjoyed biking at Mount Eitan and touring the old…

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TL-48-257 Update 3

Bus 257 had a lovely shabbat with lots of love and rest. A bunch of the participants got up early on Saturday morning and went out for a run around the hotel before the Jewish Identity activity. They had an amazing conversation with the aspects of their Judaism, and probably could have kept the conversation…

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