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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

TL-44-151 Update 1

  Hi, Update from Bus151 in 🇮🇱 After a long flight, the group made it to Israel! We enjoyed some ice breaker activities to get to know the group at the airport and upon arrival in Israel. We started with Covid PCR tests followed by dinner and some rest at a hotel in Tel Aviv.  [...]

TL-44-1157 Update 1

July 20, 2021 from Participant: Dear Friends and Family, We got in around 9pm last night and spent the next three hours testing, retesting, and testing to make sure the results of the first tests were accurate. Between all the pokes and swabs, we got to know each other over some dinner and practiced “counting [...]

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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