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Updates from Israel

TL-41-62 Update 1

Bus 62 had a great start of the trip, travelling to the aqueduct of the ancient city of Caesarea to recite the Shehecheyanu, the blessing of new beginnings. We traveled from there to Ramat Hanadiv, for a short hike, icebreakers, and a visit to an excavated Byzantine bathhouse. There was some rain, but that didn’t [...]

Bus 357 had an amazing first week. After a couple days up north, we visited Safed on Wednesday and met with Avraham Leventhal and learned about Kabbalah and spirituality in Judaism. We then took a detour on our way to Jerusalem and went to Netanya to hear from American group leader Laura’s grandmother, Livia Bitton-Jackson, [...]

Thank you to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland for sharing this alum testimonial from their partnership trip with Israel Outdoors! My dad is Jewish and my mom is Catholic. I went to Catholic school from prekindergarten through 12th grade. We hardly ever went to synagogue growing up. However, I started attending Shabbat services with my [...]

Following a memorable and meaningful few days in Jerusalem, our mishpacha (family) has arrived to the Negev desert. Earlier tonight we enjoyed a delicious Bedouin-style dinner and we’re now sitting around our bonfire enjoying smores, singing, and playing games organized by the “spirit” committee. Earlier today, we began our day in Eilat with a mountain [...]

Unbelievable how much we have already experienced in the Holy Land. Even though it was raining most of the time while we were in Jerusalem, that didn’t stop us from visiting Yad Vashem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. We visited the Old City and the shuk the next day. We spent Shabbat dinner on Friday [...]

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