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Rachael Kallman Birthright Israel
Aug 24
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Rachael Kallman
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On July 31st at the JFk airport, I met 38 strangers all going on the same Birthright Israel with Israel Experts trip as I was. Upon our return, I realized in just ten short days the 38 strangers and the Israelis I met became family. Everything about my trip to Israel was profound. I had many first, from a camel ride, sleeping in a...

Jordana Lipsitz Birthright Israel
Aug 23
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Jordana Lipsitz
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Get ready for an unorthodox opinion, but the best part of my life-changing birthright trip was that I learned to be happy with alone-time. Stay with me here, y'all, though it might be hard because I know we hear "alone" and immediately equate that sensation to "friendless" or "lonely." But my trip on good 'ole #IR36305 taught me...

Sam Schwarz Birthright Israel
Jul 31
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Sam Schwarz
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“What was you favorite part of Israel.” It’s been the nonstop question that I have received since returning from my trip on June 25th, and I still don’t think I have an answer to it. I didn’t have any expectations when I left for Israel on June 11th from JFK. I didn’t know anyone on the trip, I wasn’t expecting to “find myself”, I...

Hannah Cotton Birthright Israel
Jul 31
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Hannah Cotton
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I chose to go on Birthright with Israel Experts because I had friends who recommended the trips. Although some of the interest-based trips sounded cool, I wanted the most well rounded experience I could find. Discover Israel did not disappoint. We hit so many of the well-known spots you have to see in Israel. Birthright was my...

Nate Kaplan Birthright Israel
Jul 09
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Nate Kaplan
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What you will get from Birthright, an amazing taste of as much “balagan” (craziness)  that can be crammed into 10 days, to see a country that could take years to fully “Taglit” (discover). I will try to briefly explain our itinerary and my experience, but remember my story is just one story of the many stories of the 600,000...

Sarah Dunham Birthright Israel
Feb 28
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Sarah Dunham
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Our first stop was our tour guide Gil’s home kibbutz. It overlooked the Sea of Galilee, like it was nothing. We met some adult goats, met some baby goats, waved at Gil’s daughter out playing with friends on our way to the kibbutz pub for rules and regulations, "brought to you by Israel Experts".

The view and the winds atop...

Alanna Smith Birthright Israel
Feb 28
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Alanna Smith
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If I could tell pre-Israel-me one thing, it would be “Take those expectations, and throw them out the window. Your world is about to be rocked.”

When people ask me how my trip was, I usually start by saying that Israel far exceeded any expectations I had, in every which way. Then I follow up with how it’s the most...

Justin Ehrenpreis Birthright Israel
Feb 28
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Justin Ehrenpreis
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Justin Ehrenpreis is a Reconstructionist Jew from the suburbs of New York. Justin loves to tour, hike, and travel which is exactly why he decided to join our Discover Israel Birthright trip this past season! Read Justin's blog to learn all about his favorite moments from an awesome trip!

Traveling, being a tourist, and...

Alex Jedd Birthright Israel
Feb 27
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Alex Jedd
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Alex Jedd was born and raised in New Jersey. Alex studied Aquatic and Coastal Scienes at Montclair State Univeristy and now works in a real-estate firm. Read Alex's blog to find out why his Birthright Israel experience on our Israel Adventure trip was so life-changing! 

I finally signed up for Birthright Israel's Israel...

Marcus Confino Birthright Israel
Feb 27
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Marcus Confino
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Marcus Confino is originally from Virginia, but is now living in Washington D.C. and working as an architectural designer.  Marcus is an amateur photographer, hopeful writer and sports enthusiast. He is always searching for more ways to explore the world, which is why our Israel Adventure trip was the perfect fit for him! Read...