Kotel Tales

Kotel Tales

By Loren Sykes, Director of Israel Immersives I have visited the Kotel HaMa’aravi – The Western Wall – more often in the past two weeks than I have in the past four years. One day this week, groups of NFTY in Israel teens saw two very different faces of the kinds of...
New Friends

New Friends

Ellie: I was really excited to meet the Israelis. Honestly, I was worried they would be really judgmental and speak little-to-no english so communication would be hard. However, now that I met them I think they are all really nice and more friendly than most people I...
River Rafting with Bus 4

River Rafting with Bus 4

By Eli Ortiz and Levi Paskett After a surprisingly delicious meal of hand crafted pizzas, we embarked on our journey to the Jordan River. The bus ride was a new experience. It was run-down, reeked of mold and there was asbestos on the walls; it reminded us to be...
The Power of Shared Experience

The Power of Shared Experience

By Bailey Pollack Coming to Israel I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve always heard stories about the constant warfare in and around Israel but I never worried too much because I’ve never personally been seriously affected by the conflict. However, now that I’ve come...