Student Perspective on Israel Outdoors With CUNY Hillels

 We’re in the news!  Alumna Em Riveles shared her experiences on Israel Outdoors trip TL-27-59 with Queens College Hillel’s Tribe Magazine.  While Em attended an Israel Outdoors trip with the City University of New York (CUNY) Hillels, the description of her experiences could be that of any participant in California, Missouri or Indiana.  Read more!…

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Member of Israel Outdoors Team Joins Knesset

Israel Outdoors would like to congratulate General Elazar Stern on his recent election to the Knesset – Israel’s parliament.  Elazar Stern is a member of our Board of Directors and is actively involved in program education for Israel Outdoors. Elazar began his IDF career as a paratrooper, rising to the rank of General in charge…

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Some Tasty Hamantaschen For Purim

There are some AMAZING variations of everyone’s favorite Purim treat – Hamantaschen. Here’s a list of some of the top 32 craziest kinds: http://www.buzzfeed.com/marcelle/crazy-hamantaschen-flavors-for-purim/ Below are my top 5…what are yours? 1. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Hamantaschen2. Baklava Hamantaschen3. Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Savory Pizza Hamantaschen4. Fruit Hamantartlets5. PB & J Hamantaschen

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Top 10 Tips for Registration Day

  Registration Day can be a little stressful. Here are some tips to help you through the process! 1) Look for the orange button on our homepage that says “PRIMARY APPLICATION“. It will be live as of 10am EST on February 13th and link you to the official Primary Application on Taglit-Birthright Israel’s website. 2)…

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Traded While Traveling: One Pro Ballplayer’s Experience in Israel

If you’ve ever participated in a free Taglit-Birthright Israel trip with Israel Outdoors, you know that Departure Day can bring a mix of emotions – excitement, anxiety, nervousness – the list goes on. It’s like the first day of school combined with the beginning of an experience of a lifetime. But unless you’re a professional…

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Bill’s Baller Birthright Blog

Bill Sacks, a participant on TL-27-52 (an Israel By Foot trip which returned this past Friday) sent us the link to his awesome blog. Thanks for sharing, Bill. Looks like you had an awesome trip!  

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Stunning Photos from a Winter Israel Outdoors Trip

No clever caption is needed here, as the following album speaks for itself with its amazing photos that capture the people and places of an Israel Outdoors Birthright experience in a very special way. Our sincere thanks to the very talented Josh Corn, a participant on TL-27-420, who returned from Israel a couple weeks ago.…

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New York City…Meet Amit

We love highlighting our rockstar North American peer staff members whenever possible. In the case of Amit Shuker, one of our “veteran” staffers who has led over six Israel Outdoors Birthright trips, Rutgers University Business School took care of that for us when they put his smiling face on a billboard in NYC recently. Mazel…

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A Match Made in the Holy Land

Here at Israel Outdoors, we love hearing our trips described as “life changing.” For many of us, the experience of traveling to Israel for the first time ever (or perhaps just for the first time with our peers) on Taglit-Birthright Israel is an opportunity to make lots of new friends. In some cases, the magic…

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Thanks for an Amazing Summer!

Here at Israel Outdoors, we’re busy gearing up for the Winter/Spring 2012-13 season. We would be remiss, however, if we didn’t pause to take a breath after one of our biggest seasons on record. One week ago today marked the official end of the Summer 2012 season, when our final group of the season touched…

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