Sing Us a Song of Birthright

Singer/songwriter and Israel By Foot participant Bonnie Gleicher was so moved by her experience on her Israel Outdoors trip this past June that almost immediately after she returned she wrote the following song about her love of Israel.  Bonnie is looking for other New York based musicians to help her record this song.  If you…

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Time for Another Photo Caption Contest

All of that Maxi lovin’ yesterday inspired us to hold our second ever photo caption contest.  THE RULES Submit your photo caption either by leaving a comment below or by e-mailing [email protected].  Make sure to include your full name as well as the date and year of your trip. You must submit this caption by…

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Take Me to a Better Place

Israel’s technology industry has been getting a lot of attention in the past few days due to Google’s recent purchase of Israeli navigation company Waze.  Another media darling of the Israeli tech industry is electric car company Better Place.  Better Place is a revolutionary electric car company business that pioneered the idea of switching out…

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Staffer’s Wish Comes True

Congratulations to Israel Outdoors Staffer Joseph Shamash for the success of his video One Wish Jerusalem!  This video, has been reviewed by Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz and has already been viewed over 130,000 times on Youtube.  Joseph hits the streets of Jerusalem and asks Muslims, Jews, Christians, etc. if you could have one wish filled today…

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Safed in the News

Alumnus Nathan Serota filmed the following news segment about the mystical city of Safed while in Israel with Israel Outdoors group TL-26-527 in the summer of 2012. Nathan is the former Associate Producer and current Assignment and Web Editor at Hawaii’s television news channel KITV.  Thanks for sharing Nathan!

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Photo Caption Contest

Announcing Israel Outdoors’ first ever photo caption contest!  Enter the contest to win an Amazon gift card.  THE RULES Submit your photo caption either by leaving a comment below or by e-mailing [email protected].  Make sure to include your full name as well as the date and year of your trip. You must submit this caption…

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Multi-Generational Israel Experience

What a unique reunion experience!  This past December, many people had the unique opportunity to visit Israel with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.  On November 26th, 2012, 25 seniors aged 70 and older who had never been to Israel departed on the Federation’s Israel Dream Mission. On December 20th, group TL-27-46 traveled to Israel…

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Israel Outdoors’ Very Own Jimi Hendrix

Israel Outdoors (TL-17-219) alumnus Max ZT has been called the “Jimi Hendrix of the Hammered Dulcimer” by NPR.  He is the 2005 National Hammered Dulcimer Champion.  He and his band House of Waters have shared the stage with multiple world renown musicians including Ravi Shankar and Jimmy Cliff.  Max ZT has recorded with Victor Wooten,…

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