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Updates from Israel

Dear Friends, We last spoke as we were preparing for our serious day in Jerusalem.Putting Yad Vashem and Mt. Herzl into words appropriate for me, you, and the participants is a difficult task. These two sites are loaded with, to many of us, a distant historical memory and Jewish tradition that would be otherwise less [...]

We had a blast today roaming the streets of the beautiful Jaffa and Partying it up in Tel Aviv! We went to the marketplace at Jaffa and learned how to bargain for awesome souvenirs and got ourselves some delicious smoothies. We stopped to appreciate some beautiful graffiti along the walls of the city and looked [...]

After a long day of traveling and delays in JFK, our group was welcomed into Israel by our great tour educator, Eric. After some brief introductions and currency exchange, we headed north. Arriving in Hadera around 9:30 am, we had our first Israeli breakfast buffet- complete with hummus, tahini, cucumbers, tomatoes, a spectrum of vegetable salads, and [...]

Below is an update from the group, written by participant Jewel M: Day 1- Arriving in Israel We met two of our group leaders Eviatar and Becca at JFK airport. We all made it through tight security safe and sound, and after the long 10 hour flight we arrived in Israel at 5 pm on Sunday. [...]

Thank you to the trip leaders from Israel Outdoors Bus10 for sharing! We had a safe and uneventful trip to Israel and are on our way to our hotel in Tiberias.  We already have a count-off down pat, the Israel tour guide Jonathan was very impressed. Looking forward to rafting on the Jordan River tomorrow!

Alana Taub recently returned from a free Birthright Israel trip with Israel Outdoors and Rutgers Hillel. She shared her experience with Rutgers Hillel. Thanks Rutgers Hillel for sharing! Recently I returned from a 10 day experience that was in simple words… life-changing-ly awesome. Israelis call the Birthright experience Taglit, which is Hebrew for “discover”. This [...]

Here at Israel Outdoors we are always interested in finding out more about our participants and learning about the interesting things that they do. Zachary Bluestein participated in a free Taglit-Birthright Israel trip with Israel Outdoors earlier this summer and tells us about his aviation hobby.  Thanks for sharing Zachary! Where are you from? I [...]

Preparing for your upcoming Israel Outdoors trip this winter?  Don’t know what to expect?  Israel Outdoors alumni Ezra is currently traveling the world, having used his Israel Outdoors trip has a jumping off point.  In his blog, he writes all about the trip, what to expect, etc.  I am not religious. I had a Bar [...]

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