You guys! Hi! I just got back from Israel and I am so excited to share some pics with you.
Travis and I went on a Birthright trip to Israel organized by Israel Outdoors and we had such an amazing experience. Birthright is a free, educational 10 day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults between the ages of 18-26. I’ve wanted to go for many years, but I was never able to make it work due to college athletics, internships and work. This was the last year Travis and I could go together due to age eligibility, and I am so fortunate we were able to get on a trip together this March.
We traveled all over Israel for 10 days with 37 other Americans between the ages of 22-26. It was an unforgettable experience and I know so many of the friendships we made will be life long.
There is SO much I want to share about our trip, but I feel like I would end up writing a novel (and ain’t nobody got time for that!)
So instead, I am going to share a bunch of photos from the trip and do my best to caption each in 5-6 words or less! Many of the places and words in the post below might be unfamiliar to you, so I’ve hyperlinked to some further explanations in case you’re interested 🙂
Okay, here goes!
Floating in the Dead Sea!
Up at 3AM to hike Masada.
Shabbat on an Israeli Kibbutz.
Not the shortest one (for once!)
Camel riding in the Negev.
Travis wore two GoPros (not kidding).
Dinner in a Bedouin tent.
UNREAL scenery in Ein Ovdat.
My incredible new friend, Sam.
(Side note, there were FIVE girls and guys named Sam on our trip! Yeah, that was fun to keep straight.)
Gardening tomatoes in the desert.
New girl friends for life.
Yemenite lahoh tasted SO good.
View from Old City Jerusalem.
Praying at the Western Wall.
Orna and Ella = best meal.
Update July 2019: Sadly, Orna and Ella closed in 2018 🙁
Travis and I went all out.
Seriously. We ordered ALL THE FOOD.
Sightseeing in Jaffa with Trav.
Sarah, my new Philly BFF!
Had to find the pastries!
Independence Hall in Tel Aviv.
Roasted Eggplant, Tahini, and Chickpeas.
(FEED ME MORE!)
Love my new Birthright family.
If you guys have any questions about the trip or if you’re interested in going on Birthright yourself and want to chat, feel free to write me a note in the comments section below or shoot me an email at email@example.com! XO
Rachie, I can’t wait to “interview you” about your experience. Must impact young peoples’ lives in so many ways for years to come.
Yes! I have so much to tell you! XO