Travel Blog

The OU Israel trip to Shem Olam and the cheese factory was more than worthwhile.  The museum was not at all what I expected.  Instead of talking about overall atrocities, they concentrated on individuals’ experiences which put a light on their personal experience that I had never been exposed to before. A letter that was…

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I want to thank you for the wonderful, inspiring and moving tiyul we had today at Rav Kook’s house. The madrich was excellent and Rabbi Shor’s personal anecdotes added to the experience in creating a connection to the Rav. I know he was the Chief Askenazi Rabbi. Today, I learned about the different parts of…

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Jewish life on Har HaZeitim By Eliezer and Leah Galinsky In a few words….this trip was superior, beautifully presented and roundly enjoyed by all. Tzippora Piltz presented a thorough look at Jewish life on Har Ha’Zeitim and was an educator’s dream. She clearly knew her subject and her passion came through loud and clear.  All of…

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Chevron Trip Blog- OU Israel Travel

Published June 20, 2017

  OU Israel Travel Chevron Trip Story by:  Phil & Ruth Esther Fine   Mark Twain wrote on his visit there in 1867, “Palestine, sits in sackcloth and ashes.” But little did he know what was to come. And although Chevron, Israel’s second-holiest city and home to roughly 700 Jews and 250,000 Arabs, isn’t as…

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OU Trip: Backstage Tour of Tel Aviv’s Opera House and Sarona Summary of a wonderful trip by Chana Leah Aiken One of the many pleasures of living in Israel is the endless variety of places to go and things to see.  Yesterday, a large group of touring enthusiasts visited Israel’s Center for the Performing Arts…

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Tiveria and Kfar Tavor

Published May 2, 2015

Tiveria and Kfar Tavor A twelve hour tiyul with Chana L Aiken-wow.  Chana is extremely professional.  Her knowledge of the nooks and crannies of the land is astounding.  Before we even reached our first destination, we had the gift of an intense couple of hours where she covered the history of גן התחמושת , the…

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On Monday, June 8, a crowd of over 50 participants were enthralled by the head of the Strategic Planning Authority of the IDF, Col. Danny Tirza  We explored the security fence in three areas around Jerusalem and saw the crossover and checkpoints used to travel to and from the West Bank areas.  The charismatic and…

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