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...
A Delicious Druze Meal with Bus 15

A Delicious Druze Meal with Bus 15

By Corey O’Brien and Gerrit Ilai On Sunday, July 18, we visited a Druze community, a small religious group in the north of Israel. They are an Abrahamic monotheistic religion who consider Shuaib as an ancestor of the Druze and revere him as their spiritual...
Connections

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...
Admiring the Negev with Bus 15

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...
Feeling at Home with Bus 15

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...