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,...

Tel Aviv Ya’Habibi

We navigated the hilly terrain including stairs and cobble stone streets. We visited tons of interesting shops selling jewelry candles and Judaica. We met Avraham Lowenthal who is an American immigrant who settled in Tzfat and studies Karbala. He taught us the basics...

Day Two… Much Fun!

The cool brisk air welcomed us to our second day in Israel and after a delicious breakfast and with some Turkish coffee (a first for many of us) we were off to Baniass Springs. We arrived and heard the sound of flowing water and laughs as our first activity was trust...

Honey, I’m home!

Honey, I’m home! It feels like a week ago that we all met at Miami International Airport to begin our journey to Israel together. After 2 long flights, both of which were delayed, we have finally arrived in the Holy Land. The best part of arriving was the...

Shalom, Israel!

While we are typing this at the airport on the way home, our entire bus is reflecting on all of the amazing things we have done together these past ten days. Just two days ago we were hiking Masada, and a few days before that we were in Tzvat! It’s crazy to...