Year in Review

  As the year 2013 comes to a close we would like to share all of the videos of trips that staff an participants shared with us.  Thank you Aaron H, Aviva K, Em K, Erik H, Jered W, Keeve G, Lisa D, and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, for sharing!

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Israel Outdoors, as Told by Israelis

Every Israel Outdoors trip is joined by five to eight Israelis who travel with the group for 5 days.  This program is known as the mifgash program and is by far, hands down, without question, the best part of the trip.  Veteran staffer Aaron Herman interviewed the Israelis who joined his group and asked them…

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Mazal Tov Jamie Lynn Sigler!

Congratulations are in order to Israel Outdoors alumna Jamie Lynn Sigler and her fiance, former minor league baseball player Cutter Dykstra (yup, Lenny’s son), on the birth of baby boy Beau. Jamie took part in a free Taglit-Birthright Israel trip with Israel Outdoors in January of 2008 and we look forward to her son following…

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We Wish You Were Here

Some of our recent participants and the new friends they’ve made took some time to make a video postcard for everyone back home: Do you wish you could be there too? Here is a list of trips with immediate availability. If you can’t make it this summer, returning applicants can reapply for the winter session…

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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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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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