TL-45-327/92 Update 2

Hello!!  Here’s an update from one of our participants… After having an amazing day exploring Tzfat yesterday, we had a very educational day today. In the morning, we went north to visit the Ein Zivan kibbutz and experienced the Bahat winery and De Karina Chocolatier where we had some delicious hot chocolate and truffles. Up…

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TL-45-327/92 Update 1

Hayden and David here from our JFK and SFO groups, respectively. We’ve made it to Israel and enjoyed our night at Kibbutz Afik after an easy entry into the country. We started this morning off with an early yoga session, lead by our wonderful security guard/medic, Omer. Then, our guide Irad briefed us on policies,…

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TL-44-1733 Update 7

After waking up to the sounds of desert wildlife, we headed for a gorgeous hike at Ein Ovdat in Israel’s Negev desert. We took in the breathtaking views at the top of the cliff and boarded our bus and headed to a home-cooked meal in Yeruham, a small village in the desert founded by Romanian…

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TL-44-1733 Update 6

Cue The Sound of Music’s Climb Every Mountain because it was hiking time! We started the day before dawn hiking up Masada, a mountain fortress in Israel’s desert. After watching a gorgeous sunrise and touring the top of Masada, we headed to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Its mineral rich waters are known to…

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TL-44-1733 Update 5

Our group took time off over Shabbat to disconnect, relax, and take in the spirit of the Jewish holy day in the holy city of Jerusalem. On Friday, we explored the shuk of Jerusalem, a bustling market. We took in the sweet smells of rugelach, heard the calls of vendors selling fresh produce and breads,…

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TL-44-1733 Update 4

Today we said goodbye to the north of Israel and set our sights on the center. Our first stop was in the gorgeous little town of Zichron Yaakov, one of the first places settled by immigrants even before the State of Israel was founded. We strolled through the streets and had lunch in a lovely…

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TL-44-1733 Update 3

Today we set off on a mystical exploration of Tzfat, the center and birthplace of Kabbalah. Our group spent the day exploring this ancient city before heading to the home of our guide Adam to meet his family and indulge in some classic Israeli snacks. We ended the day learning about the Druze people, one…

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TL-44-1733 Update 2

Splish splash we were having a bash! Today we focused on the importance of water in Israel through a water hike in the Snir River as well as river rafting. Beyond its obvious necessity for life, water can be a powerful political motivation in a region where it is scarce. At Mt. Bental, we learned…

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TL-44-1733 Update 1

After a 11 hour flight, 2 COVID tests, and a 3 hour drive north to Tiberias, our group still remains excited and energized for our exploration of Israel. The first thing we did? Eat! Fresh Israeli salad, chicken schnitzel, and other treats greeted us as we arrived at our kibbutz. Once we had a moment…

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