Our Longest Day Yet!

Last night, we experienced a night in a Bedouin community. All of us shared one giant tent together, in the middle of the desert! It wasn’t the greatest nights sleep, but it was worth it for the morning camel ride. This was definitely one of the highlights of...

Our Longest Day Yet…

For those of us who either aren’t morning people or who aren’t in peak physical condition, this morning represented our biggest challenge and arguably our greatest payoff yet. We woke up at 4am and started our sunrise hike up Masada, the ancient Jewish...

Check Out Our Weekend

Wow, it’s been a busy few days since our last post! We had an incredible night out on Thursday in Tel Aviv where we experienced the night life and culture of this amazing city. We woke up Friday ready to see more. The morning started out at Rabin Square, the...

1 Tiny Country, 3 Amazing Worlds

It’s fair to say that day 3 of Birthright has probably been the best so far. We woke up early to finish packing our bags before saying “goodbye” to our kibbutz home. We were sad to leave but our eagerness to see Tel Aviv quickly overtook our...

Day Two Israeli Cool

Waking up to the sounds of the birds chirping, the sight of the beautiful Israeli sun rising, and the smells of the flowers surrounding our Kibbutz was the perfect way to begin the morning. Today was the first day we set out to explore this exotic country, starting...

(Milk &) Honey, We’re Home!

Today was a day that many of us had eagerly and maybe even romantically anticipated since before High School. We’ve finally touched down in Eretz Yisrael. For most of us this is our first time in Israel and it represents the fulfillment of a lifelong dream, if...

Day 1 With Bus 108

Hard to believe that we started our day with breakfast at the airport in Ft. Lauderdale (thank you Jennifer Waldholtz!), had dinner in New York at JFK airport, then spent the night on a flight to Israel! Our students, many of whom have never been on an international...

Time to Say Goodbye

We have just wrapped up our final evening session. We all shared as a group our favorite parts of the trip and the diversity of our answers was so cool to see. At the same time however we were all so grateful for the experiences we have been gifted as well as the gift...

Highest of Highs and the Lowest of Lows

Our alarms woke us up at 4am today and before the sun rose we were on the bus headed to Masada. With our water bottles filled we were off. Everyone was able to take the mountain at their own pace and we are happy to say that ALL of Bus 26 made it to the top! Masada...

Shavua Tov!

Shavua tov from the holy city of Jerusalem!! As we write this we are just wrapping up the most moving Shabbat experience most of us have ever had. Friday began with an unforgettable trip to Israel’a Holocaust museum. We had all heard about the Holocaust before,...