TL-41-216 Update 1

Shalom! We landed safely in Israel yesterday and quickly made our way north to the moshav where we are staying for 3 nights. Today we went on a lovely hike on Mount Meron and learned about the geopolitical and religious history of the region. Then we headed to Tzfat and were able to have some…

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TL-41-55 Update 1

Welcome to Israel! Our UF to Israel trip arrived on their Birthright Israel trip yesterday afternoon and are already visiting the mystical city of Tzfat. We look forward to partaking in ice breakers later today and getting to know one each other better.

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TL-41-62 Update 2

As we enjoy our last day here, here’s what we have been up to the last few days. Yesterday at the Dead Sea before going in. We all had the chance to say goodbye to the Israelis who joined us. Learning about Moroccan Art, and we got the to chance to paint a little souvenir.…

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TL-41-28 Update 1

Here is an update from the staff: We just finished lunch at Zikhron Yaakov. Here is a photo from the group at Garden Nadiv! There is also a photo from the airport layover in Frankfurt! The group will be traveling in the North tomorrow, then head to Jerusalem on Thursday.  They will visit beautiful sites,…

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TL-41-29 Update 1

Hello family and friends! We have journeyed across the world and made it to Israel in one piece! After our fourteen hour flight, we arrived in the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv, where we met our fabulous tour guide educator, Gadi, and the eight Israeli soldiers who will be joining our group on the…

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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…

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Update from Israel #Bus357

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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,…

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My #Jewish Cleveland

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…

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Update from Israel #Bus632

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…

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Update from Israel #Bus221

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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