BBYO Summer Team

Israel Journey #5B has been up to a lot within the last couple of days! On day 13, we spent a beautiful Shabbat in Shfayim near Tel Aviv where we relaxed from a fun and exciting week. To end the celebration, we joined together for a beautiful Havdalah ceremony in order to welcome in the [...]

Happy Tuesday from the northern Negev desert! This morning we started our day with a tour of Kibbutz Yahel, the first Kibbutz established by the Reform movement located in the Arava Valley. We got to visit the kibbutz cow milking operation and date trees. Next, we spent two hours driving to the southern Dead Sea, [...]

Israel Journey 5A has been having an incredible time touring the amazing land of Israel. On day 14, we did a lot of learning and sightseeing. Our first stop of the day was at Netiv HaAsara where we did a tour of the area, saw the Gaza border and learned about the community that lives [...]

Shavua tov from southern Israel! We began our day driving from Shefayim North of Tel Aviv to a moshav called Netiv Haasara on the border of the Gaza Strip. During our visit to Netiv Haasara we learned about the resilience of Israelis living so close to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. It was inspiring to see [...]

We’ve been having a blast the last couple of days here in Israel (although we are still sore from surfing!) We began Wednesday by taking part in a dialogue with Arab-Israeli teens. Here, we learned about some of the complex histories of the region, and how similar the teens are to us. In the afternoon, [...]

It has been an incredible week here in Israel! We had a fantastic Shabbat with programming run by our very own teens! After shabbat, we had a meaningful Tisha B’av program where we considered the importance of wellness and gratitude both in our personal lives as well as in relationships with others. Sunday began with [...]

It has been an incredible week here in Israel! We started our day with a short drive through Haifa from our accommodations with a view of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea in the city. We then drove through the German Colony and up Mount Carmel and walked around the outside of the Baha’i Gardens. We continued [...]

Israel Journey 5A is off to a fantastic start! We are now over a week into our trip and it has been amazing. On July 18th, day 7 of our trip, we started off the day with breakfast at our hotel. We then did a super refreshing water hike alongside Israel Journey 5C. The temperature [...]

Shalom! Israel Journey 5C is officially one week into our trip and we are all so excited to share what we’ve been up to. On day 7 of our journey, we started the day with breakfast at our hotel. We all ate a big meal because we knew we had a busy, action-packed day ahead. [...]

We are having an incredible first week full of learning, exploring, and new experiences!Today, we started the day with outdoor team building in Ben Shemen Forest where the group really bonded and connected. Then, we departed Jerusalem and headed to Caesarea, a town on Israel’s Mediterranean coast. Here, we got to visit Harod’s Roman amphitheater [...]

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