Today we woke up at 4:30 in the morning. From sleeping the night at the Bedouin tents, to have a sunrise hike on Masada. We watched the sunrise, celebrated bar and bat mitzvahs, a Hebrew name ceremony, and explored the ruins. Next, we had breakfast in the tents and rode camels! After we ascended the [...]
Updates from Israel
Hello! We are now more than halfway through our trip – it’s hard to believe that we’re beginning to approach the end. Everyone is having the most amazing time! We went to Tzfat, did a geopolitical Jeep tour of the Golan Heights, and so much more. Eight Israeli participants joined us on Friday morning [...]
It’s hard to believe we’re already halfway through our Birthright Israel trip! We’ve had such a fun time exploring around Israel, with more fun still to come. After we left the north of Israel, our group headed to Jerusalem to spend four days in the historic and beautiful city. We traversed around the old city, [...]
Greetings from Bus 28! We had a great first half of our trip. We went to the north for the first few days and stayed on a kibbutz. We also visited the mystical city of Tzfat. We made our way down to Jerusalem and spent Shabbat there. We went to the Kotel, experienced the hustle [...]
Our trip has been filled with friends, fun, and FOOD! Tasting Israeli cuisine has been exciting and interesting but the best part was being able to make our own dishes. Participants learned how to make their own zatar and take home to share with their friends and family.
Today we spent the day in Haifa and went on a multicultural tour. We first visited the St. Joseph’s Church and learned about the history of Elijah located in the German Colony. During the tour we visited a mosque and learned about the relationship between religions. We visited the beautiful botanical gardens called the Baha’i [...]
Today started with a Jeep tour through the Golan Heights, all the way up to the Syrian border. We looked out over the border and went into a bunker there. After that, we visited an army base called Mechva Alon – education bootcamp – and got lessons in Hebrew. Before dinner, we headed to the [...]
Bus 97, one of our 27-32 year old groups, has an Instagram profile where the staff have been posting daily about their journey! CLICK HERE for the profile.
Hello Friends & Family, We made it to Israel! It has been a busy 36 hours. We first arrived to the airport around 10:30 AM where we collected our luggage (and there was no lost luggage). From there, we headed off to find some lunch. Everyone got their first falafels and schwarmas. It was love [...]
Today we started with a hike at Mount Meron. We saw a lot of wild cats and learned about Jewish mysticism. Then we went to the historic town of Tzfat and shopped around the markets, went to the Synagogue where Shabbat songs were originated from, and played music. We ended the day by having a [...]