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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Shyella & Amit’s Engagement Story

Shyella Mayk and Amit Shuker are both several time veteran staffers. We were shocked, thrilled and honored when Shyella called our office to tell us that Amit had proposed on New Year’s Eve while staffing an Israel Outdoors trip. Shyella shares her story with us below. In December of 2008, Amit and I staffed a…

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Happy Birthday Israel!

In honor of Israel’s 65th birthday, Israel Outdoors will be posting photos of Israeli flags taken by Israel Outdoors alumni while on their trips, right here on our blog.  We will be posting a new picture every hour so make sure to check back in throughout the day.  Happy birthday Israel and many, many happy…

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Yom Hazikaron – Israel’s Memorial Day

Israel has just marked the solemn occasion of Yom Hazikaron, the Day of Remembrance for fallen Israeli soldiers and victims of terrorism. Yizkor (or “to remember”) is a prayer recited in the memory of the 25,578 fallen soldiers and terror victims. Twice during the holiday a siren is sounded throughout the country: once at 8…

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Send Your Family to Israel

Excited for your upcoming trip? Did you know the people who organize Israel Outdoors also organize experiences in Israel for adults, families, teens, grandparents, and 20-somethings. Encourage everyone in your family to do something extraordinary in Israel this year! For Adults & Family Join an 8-12-day experience in Israel this summer designed for adults and…

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

And we have several!  Alumnus Maxwell Kruger (Group TL-26-498) is a professional photographer. He photographs everything from sports to portraits to landscapes. Maxwell has been published in dozens of publications including USA Today, ESPN Magazine, and Sports Illustrated. Maxwell has generously shared some of the amazing photos that he took while traveling to Israel with…

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Reporting Live From the Western Wall

Alumnus Nathan Serota filmed the following news segment about the Western Wall while in Israel with Israel Outdoors group TL-26-527 in the summer of 2012. Nathan made sure to share the limelight by including several interviews with his co-participants in this segment. Nathan is the former Associate Producer and current Assignment and Web Editor at…

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Israel Outdoors Group TL-27-537 got back from their trip to Israel in mid March.  Clearly they could not wait to see each other again and gathered just one week later for a Mock Passover Seder.  Thanks to alumn Helaina Roman for sharing.  Happy Passover! Participants from the Taglit Israel Outdoors / Winter 2012-13 / TL-27-537…

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Happy Passover from Israel Outdoors!

From all of us at Israel Outdoors we wish you and your families a Happy Passover.  Please enjoy the following song to be sung to the tune of Chad Gadya: One Birthright trip one Birthright trip. My father paid the refundable deposit, for one Birthright trip one Birthright trip I filled out the online application,…

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Six Degrees of … Israel Outdoors

Israel Outdoors has proudly held the title of largest and most popular Taglit-Birthright Israel trip organizer for the past five years.  With thousands of diverse young adults having participated on our trips, we feel that we can connect any celebrity to the Israel Outdoors community.  Don’t believe us?  Let’s play Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon…with…

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