• Taking Off with Bus 19

    By Sara Muderick and Emma Ziff Right off the boat, there was a bumpy ride from Kunkletown to JFK airport. Alas, we made it! Emma was a CIT this summer at URJ Camp Harlam. Sara, however, was partying it up in California with her family. After two different journeys throughout the summer, the two girls […]


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  • Connections

    By Rabbi Loren Sykes, Director of Israel Immersives All Hebrew verbs, almost every Hebrew word, in fact, is made up of a three-letter root. Links between different words are revealed through shared three-letter roots. For example, words sharing the three-letter root kuf – shin – resh or k-sh-r include: Likshor – To tie Kishor – […]


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  • Finding Meaning Through Kabbalah

    As young Jews, we’re so lucky to be in a place where we can learn about the Israel-Palestine conflict and relate to each other about our shared Jewish experiences. Seeing Israel for these past few days in a light contrary to what the media portrays is incredibly empowering.  We’ve seen Israeli non-profit organizations which help […]


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  • Admiring the Negev with Bus 15

    By Samantha Zelling Our trip to the Negev was unlike any experience I have had in my entire life. The calm serenity of the ginormous hills of rocks and the swaying ever-present wind changed my entire perspective on living, managing my time away from technology, and appreciating daily activities. On our first night away from […]


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  • Feeling at Home with Bus 15

    By Zoe Hamilton My first few days in Israel were unreal. My journey started in Newark Airport where I reunited with my Jewish friends and met many more that I’ve stuck with since. When we arrived, I got to experience my first ever Shabbat in Israel. The strong sense of community and warmth that filled […]


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  • A Poem from Bus 6

    Our week began as we arrived in the holiest city on earth. Jerusalem’s beauty made our long drive well… worth. We made our way through the tunnels of the old city, and our underwater trek was far from… pretty. Later that day we arrived at the western wall, we sadly learned of the first temple’s… […]


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