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 [...]
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Cue The Sound of Music’s Climb Every Mountain because it was hiking time! We started the day before dawn hiking up Masada, a mountain fortress in Israel’s desert. After watching a gorgeous sunrise and touring the top of Masada, we headed to the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea. Its mineral rich waters are known to [...]
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 [...]
In the past 24 hours we stayed at the Bedouin tents, learned about and met some camels, climbed Masada at sunrise, floated in the Dead Sea, and arrived in Tel Aviv!! Here are some pictures of all the fun and exciting things we’ve been up to :)
Today we visited Yad Vashem where we learned about the Holocaust through the powerful as well as difficult museum experience. Next we went to Mount Herzl where we learned about those who lost their lives for Israel. Now we’re headed to the Bedouin Tents!! Also thank you Michael Eglash for coming to meet our group!!
Shabbat Shalom! To bring in Shabbat we dressed in white, lit Shabbat candles, and did a Shabbat gift exchange as a group. Today we enjoyed a day of rest in Jerusalem. We spent time as a group engaging in discussions and ice breaker activities and our amazing Israeli soldiers led us in some very fun [...]