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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TL-44-632 Update 6

In the past 24 hours we stayed at the Bedouin tents, learned about and met some camels, climbed Masada at sunrise, floated in the Dead Sea, and arrived in Tel Aviv!! Here are some pictures of all the fun and exciting things we’ve been up to 🙂

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TL-44-632 Update 5

Today we visited Yad Vashem where we learned about the Holocaust through the powerful as well as difficult museum experience. Next we went to Mount Herzl where we learned about those who lost their lives for Israel.  Now we’re headed to the Bedouin Tents!! Also thank you Michael Eglash for coming to meet our group!!

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TL-44-632 Update 4

Shabbat Shalom! To bring in Shabbat we dressed in white, lit Shabbat candles, and did a Shabbat gift exchange as a group.  Today we enjoyed a day of rest in Jerusalem. We spent time as a group engaging in discussions and ice breaker activities and our amazing Israeli soldiers led us in some very fun…

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TL-44-632 Update 3

This morning we started off with a tour of the Roman Hot Springs in Tiberias.  We had so much fun at Aqua Kef where we enjoyed the inflatable water equipment and swam in the Kineret Then we stopped in Zichron Yakov for a delicious lunch on our way to Jerusalem where we ate dinner and explored…

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TL-44-638 Update 1

Update from Staff Gene – It hasn’t even been 48 hours since our Pride trip landed in israel and we’ve already done so much! After a very late night arrival and passing through the pandemic safety tests at the airport, we headed to Tel Aviv to collapse into beds and get ready for the first…

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