Update from Israel #Bus135

We wanted to share with you another update from the Israel Outdoors Bus 135 as they continue their incredible 10 day journey in Israel! After spending their first few days in Jerusalem, the group traveled to the Negev desert earlier this week for hiking, camping, and camel riding. On Thursday, the group spent an exciting…

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Update from Israel #Bus350

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…

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Update from Israel #Bus53

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…

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Update from Israel #Bus350

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…

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Update from Israel #Bus127 – Letter from Israeli Participant

We wanted to share with you an update from Israel Outdoors Bus 127 as they continue their incredible 10 day journey in Israel! They really enjoyed their first week, exploring the Negev desert, Tel Aviv, and then Jerusalem.  Here is a special update from Israel, written by one of the group’s Israeli peer participants: My…

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Update from Israel #Bus127

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.…

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Update from Israel #Bus10

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!

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Why I Went on Birthright

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…

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Profile of an Israel Outdoors Alum – Aviator Style

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…

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Around the World with One Bag

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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