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The Beautiful Land of Israel

The Beautiful Land of Israel

By Rabbi Loren Sykes, Director of Israel Immersives This week, I visited our teens in Northern Israel while they were at the Sea of Galilee, the Kinneret. It was a typical hot, humid summer day in Israel, making the cool waters of the Kinneret even more attractive for...

Feeling Welcome in the Jewish Homeland

Feeling Welcome in the Jewish Homeland

By Alexa Coultoff, Bus 14 Being 6600 miles away or more from our homes in the United States, it’s been incredible to find familiarity in Jewish traditions here in Israel. For example, this week we traveled to the holy city of Tzfat in the North of Israel. Stepping off...

Bus 17: Here Comes the Sun

Bus 17: Here Comes the Sun

By Dayna Pinsky “Welcome to Maaaaasada” our fearless leader/dad/grandpa/magician/professional bongo player, Ofek, said excitedly over the loud speaker of our bus. For the past two or three days before the hike, the joke of ‘maaaaaasada’ was circling around bus 17,...

Sleeping in the Desert

Sleeping in the Desert

By Hudson Prunier, Bus 17 One of the worst yet most peaceful experiences one could have is sleeping in the desert. The desperate effort to find the perfect spot with no big or jagged rocks underneath just to finally lay down and feel a sharp pain in your lower back....

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NFTY in Israel believes the opportunity to travel to Israel is one that cannot be missed. Many organizations support our mission of sending teens to Israel for a fun, educational and meaningful journey. To help offset the cost of a summer on NFTY in Israel, local communities, such as synagogues and federations, provide scholarship and financial aid to families.

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