TL-48-214 Update 1

The group landed safely in Israel and got right into the adventure. First stop was Caesarea where we explored the old Roman ruins. We then drove to Zichron Yaakov and explored the town before heading to our hotel at kibbutz Ashdot Yaakov. The group members already seem like they’ve known eachother for days even though…

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TL-48-33 Update 1

Hello!  Apologies for such a late update, but that is just how much fun this group has been having and how quick the time has flown that we don’t even realize we only have a couple of days left here in the land of milk and honey.  In such a short time, bus 33 has…

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TL-48-30 Update 1

After a false start, our 40 students took off from Newark to beautiful Tel Aviv, Israel. We wasted no time in engaging with the country, starting off with the Mount Barkan lookout, which offers stunning views of Jordanian and Israeli countryside. Continuing our drive north, we went to Lake Kineret, the largest freshwater lake in…

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TL-48-20 Update 2

Shalom shalom!!!We are having an incredible time in this land of milk and honey. The Israeli soldiers finally joined our trip!! We are ecstatic to have them with us.  Below you can see some olive oil tasting! Sindianat HaGalil is a unique non-profit organization led by Arab and Jewish women working to create social change…

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TL-48-136 Update 2

Our first full day together was a blast! We began the morning with a drive to Tel Dan. When we arrived we had a conversation about Jewish collective memory, and learned a bit about the history of Tel Dan. We visited Tel Facher and learned about the 1967 war and the heroic Israelis who gave…

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TL-48-135 Update 1

Shalom! We’re now in day 2 of our trip and having an INCREDIBLE time exploring the beautiful Jewish homeland.  We landed bright and early yesterday morning and met up with our tour guide, Adam, and our 6 Israeli participants. We got to know each other a bit, and kicked off our trip with a visit…

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TL-48-20 Update 1

Shalom parents and friends of TL-48-20!! We have landed in beautiful Israel and have hit the ground running!Here are some photos from today’s tour of Zichron Yaakov, an original village founded by Jewish immigrants in the 1880’s.  Will send more as we continue on 🙂—Romi & Ethan

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TL-48-136 Update 1

We had an on time arrival to Ben Gurin Airport, where we were greeted by our friendly and welcoming Birthright staff and introduced to our amazing tour guide and bus driver. We took a ride up to Zichron Yaakov to see one of the early Jewish settlements in Israel. Then we went to our hotel…

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TL-48-54 Update 1

Things are going really well and the bus is having an amazing time. We started off in Jerusalem and shared both Shavuot and Shabbat together. The group shared some personal stories, what Shabbat meant to them, and their hopes/expectations for the trip. All the boys on the trip spent time with the Rabbi at the…

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TL-48-169 Update 2

We started off the day with a view of the border with Lebanon. We then went to the Jordan River where we took an exhilarating ride on rafts with our friends. We ate lunch at a mall, getting to shop and see some sights. Then we went on a beautiful hike alongside a mountain in…

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