Category: Israel

Birthright: Then, Now, Forever

Ever since I was a participant on Birthright in the winter of 2013, I knew I wanted to have a birthright part two; a staff edition! And 5 years later, as a Hillel campus staff, I was fortunate enough to be able to staff a Canadian national, classic, 18-22 year old trip this past May.…

A Conversation With Tal Nimrodi

  Thanks to our new initiative Unbox Israel, which is made possible by Matana and CIJA, our students receive a box filled with different Israeli goods each month. In November our campuses received a box filled with delicious nut-butters from the Israeli company RUSTYS nut-butters and treats. We were lucky to be able to interview Tal…

There Is No Hillel Without Israel

Visits to Israel, fluency in Hebrew, and historical knowledge of the land and people provide Hillel professionals with the ability to help strengthen a students’ relationship and connection with Israel. To forge and to sustain a durable, meaningful, long lasting relationship with the Jewish-democratic state, Israel must become real and vivid in the lives of…

Dos and Don’ts on Birthright Israel

Do: Wear proper hiking boots on hikes. It’s about traction, not fashion!   Don’t: Be lazy. Bring your water bottle everywhere you go! You will need every sip!   Do: Bring a hat! It might not look super cool, but it’s for sure cooler than having sunstroke.   Don’t: Wear sleeveless tops on hikes. You…

24 Things You Need To Pack For Birthright Israel

School is over and you’re leaving for Israel soon! Now is the time to get everything ready and start packing! Here is a short (or not so short) list of things you don’t want to forget. Towel Because who likes to share a towel? Deodorant Israel is hot, especially in the summer. Do yourself (and…

Lior Raz – Guests

To make sure that check-in is as quick and easy as possible for everyone please confirm any guests you may have purchased tickets for. <a href=”https://secure.lglforms.com/form_engine/s/U7J_uad7sC7qOEQkcAVLeQ”>Fill out my LGL form!</a><br/>

Israel Fires

Ein Li Eretz Acheret – I Have No Other Land Lyrics by Ehud Manor I have no other country even if my land is aflame Just a word in Hebrew pierces my veins and my soul –  With a painful body, with a hungry heart, Here is my home. I will not stay silent  because…