Week 8 – Snorkels, Shepherds, and Secret Tunnels

Wow this week was absolutely incredible! We had 3 excursions: 2 field trips and 1 fun free day. Our first excursion was our free day. We drove 4 hours south to Eilat, where we swam and snorkeled in the Red Sea. It was an absolute 

Week 7 – Shelo Nayda

For this week’s field trip, we went to Mt. Herzl and Yad Veshem.¬†Mt. Herzl is a place in Jerusalem where Theodor Herzl, the father of modern political Zionism, is buried. Our Israel teacher, Ophir, was our tour guide and he had lots of great insights 

Week 6 – Slaying the Giants

This week we went to the Israel Museum, which has lots of interesting artifacts from the Holy Land.           After walking through the museum, we walked around West Jerusalem.         Our field trip on Monday was the¬†Shephelah field 

Week 5 – Jericho

This week we were back to the grind in Jerusalem. We had tests and lots of homework but we also had some good times in the mix. Our field trip this week was to Jericho. It was a very neat field trip! It was also 

Week 4 – Mallory in Jordan

This week was crazy long but crazy good. To start off the week, I went with some friends to the Jewish market and walked around Jerusalem to see what was happening in preparation for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.             

Week 3 – Exploring Israel

It’s been another great week here in the Holy Land! This week I was able to see more of Israel than just Jerusalem. On Sunday, a big group of us went to Tel Aviv to go to the beach and the markets. It was so 

Week 2 – Exploring Jerusalem

It’s so crazy that I have only been here in the Holy Land for a little over a week! It’s felt like I’ve been here for a month. There’s so much to do and so much to learn but I’m just trying to slowly absorb 

Week 1 – Shalom from Jerusalem!

I made it! This was my very first week in Jerusalem! It’s felt like one of the longer weeks of my life but I’m so glad to be here. I won’t lie. I’m having a bit of culture shock. It’s cool and all but I