After an amazing three days in the north, we arrived to the holiest city, Jerusalem. The last stop before we got to Jerusalem was the Baha’i Gardens in Haifa (pictured here). Yesterday was a very special day known as Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). There was a flag parade and thousands of people on the streets [...]
Updates from Israel
Today we packed up and left the amazing residence at a kibbutz and spent our morning in Tzfat Old City! We were in awe of the beauty and architecture of one of the holy cities in the land of Israel. After our lovely morning we headed out to meet our Mifgash, or Israeli friends! We [...]
Bus 48-169 arrived in Israel this morning! After a long flight with a plethora of movies and yummy bolognese, we successfully made it to the holy land ahead of schedule. We met the Israeli peers and our tour guide, Zvika outside the airport and began our day. We took a 2.5 hour bus ride to [...]
DAY 1 UPDATE! After safely arriving in Israel and playing luggage Jenga to fit all our bags on the bus, we first headed to Ceasarea National Park where we enjoyed some beautiful views. We then enjoyed lunch on our own at Zikron Ya’akov (pictured schnitzel baguette) We then drove to Hanadiv gardens before returning to [...]
Howdy y’all! We have arrived in the Holy Land! Excitement is rumbling through the group. Our students are so incredibly kind and courteous to one another. We’ve already shared some good laughs together. Good vibes all around for bus 166!
The sun sets over the vista, and we gather too begin our prayers. Amir, our tour guide, introduces us to the concept of the sabbath bride, the idea that we are welcoming in the holiness of the day, to take us into a space above our day to day routine. We gather to celebrate a [...]
Our Bama and friends crew is elated to arrive in Israel!
We began our final day in the old city of Jerusalem. Walking around, absorbing thousands of years of history, and getting folks to connect with the city. We got to see and spend time at the Kotel/western wall. For most, it was a very relaxing time to connect with themselves. The group also explores time [...]
We awoke to the sounds of a new week in Jerusalem. What freshness will this new week bring? What possibilities, joys adventures are to be awakened in our last few days together? We began with breakfast at the hotel at 7:30, before departing on our bus with Captain Waseem navigating our way. We arrived at [...]
Shabbat is a time to discover (or rediscover) oneself. We had time to relax and recharge today, with options programs such as yoga, meditation, journaling, discussions, and a dance workshop. After lunch, we all rejoined to discuss Jewish identity, antisemitism, the Holocaust, and discrimination in general. Finally, we had a geo political discussion followed by [...]