Travel Birthright Israel

downrabbithole

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Jul 3, 2008
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I'm just wondering who's gone, who they've gone with and what their experiences were.

Most of my friends have gone and I'm thinking of going with a group for people out of college based in my area with Israel Experts this winter.

Tell me about your experiences! :woohoo:
 

candy2100

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Dec 7, 2007
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Fantasyland
My best friend went with her cousin a few years ago, and she really liked it. She sent me a postcard and said that all the guys were FINE (her words) :P. They saw a lot of meaningful sites, and the hardest physically was climbing up to the Mossad(?). They went to the dead sea also, I believe..

It sounded like a great experience.
 

ahertz

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Jul 16, 2007
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Santa Monica
I didn't do birthright, but I went for a summer before I went to college with another program. It was a much longer trip, but it had a huge impression on me. All of my friends that did birthright really enjoyed it. And hey, it's free. So why not?
 

Blue824

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Jan 9, 2006
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Chicago, IL
I haven't gone, but quite a few of my friends have gone and have all loved it. I think you should definitely take advantage of the opportunity and go!
 

rella869

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Oct 19, 2006
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Just came back from the trip in June.
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G
I went with "Israel Outdoors!" age group 22-26. Met the most wonderful people whom I still keep in contact with and we actually all went out a few weeks ago!
If you have the time, go
If you don't have the time, make time.

I'm not a religious person in any way, and neither was the rest of my peers on the trips as everyone was reform. Some of us never went to synagauge, some went a few times a year, some held informal shabbats at home, some didn't even know was shabbat really entailed (me).
In the end, I learned a great deal and met wonderful people. We even had a chance to interact with israel soliders our age for a few days of the trip. It was great to have the chance to see Israel in a new light, not just what we see and hear on the 10 o'clock news.

And yes, I felt VERY safe...even at the golan heights or driving past areas that were previously attacked.

If you have questions, feel free to PM me.
 
Mar 19, 2007
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Please...GO! Israel is the most beautiful place I have ever been too. I have never done birthright because 10 days is just not long enough but it is free and if you are a 1st timer, it's highly recommended. You will meet amazing people and see and DO some unreal things. I also always enjoyed the shopping and the food AND the boys, lol. oooh, I want to go!!