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Dear Parents and Loved Ones, On Friday, we went to the Theodore Herzl Museum, a heritage museum in Jerusalem which focuses on the activities and visions of Theodore Herzl. We also walked through the Mt. Herzl National Cemetery, remembering loved ones lost who fought for Israel. Next, we traveled to the Mahane Yehuda open air [...]

Dear Parents and Loved Ones, What a busy few days we've had! On Tuesday night, we arrived at the Bedouin tents, where we rode camels through the desert, learned about Bedouin life from our host, and ate a traditional Bedouin meal. We woke up at a shocking 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday to hike up Masada. [...]

Shalom! The last couple of days have been jam packed with exciting, strenuous and relaxing activities. Monday was probably one of the longest days that we've had so far! We woke up early so we could and climb the famous Israeli dunes and then jump, roll, or fall down them. I think that we took [...]

Hi everyone! The past few days have been filled with adventure and once in a lifetime experiences! On Friday, we were brought to a museum at the Tel Aviv University. It had tons of valuable information about many historic events, artwork, and even an interactive area we could enjoy. Soon after we left TAU, we [...]

Dear Parents, These past two days in Israel have been action and fun packed! This past Wednesday, we traveled to the mystical city of Tzaft and met with artist Avraham Lowenthal. A bunch of us purchased small versions of his beautiful art! After meeting with Avraham, we were given time to walk around Tzaft and [...]

Hello, friends and family! Today's updates come from Steven H. and Ryan Silverman! By Steven H We are having lots of fun in Israel. On Sunday, we left our accommodations in Akko, and went north to Rosh Hanikra. At Rosh Hanikra, we saw the Mediterranean Sea break down the mountains made of soft chalk rock. [...]

Dear Parents, Each day is filled with many opportunities to learn about the Promised Land and to learn about our history as the Jewish people. On Friday we experienced this through physical means by going to an archaeological site, where we learned about the Hanukkah story -  digging up 2000 year old artifacts from that [...]

Hi all! It has been a fun filled 2 days since the start of our trip! We landed yesterday evening, although exhausted from the flights, we were excited to head to Jerusalem! Today was our first full day in Israel! We went to an overlook of the old city and said the Shecheyanu as a [...]

Dear Friends and Families, On Tuesday we woke up on Kibbutz Ketura and spent the morning learning about the ways in which a kibbutz works. We then finished up our time on Kibbutz Ketura with lunch and pool time! We then went to the Arava Institute where we learned how Israelis have made the desert [...]

Dear Parents, What a wonderful Shabbat we shared together!  During the day, we had a restful time, enjoying the beautiful hills of Jerusalem, swimmimg, and taking part in an afternoon program on Jewish identity. We closed Shabbat with an outside Havdallah service with all three BBYO groups and ended the day with some shopping! On [...]

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