Jul 18, 2014
Friday, July 18 - "Being in Israel during such a crucial time in the nation's history has made this trip unforgettable. I have never felt so connected to the Jewish people or to our homeland. I am eternally grateful to BBYO for providing me with this incredible experience and to those who support and protect the state of Israel."- Kyle Price, Westchester Region. Read more!
Jul 14, 2014
Monday, July 14 - Today was definitely one of my favorite days thus far on ILSI!! Although I slept a little bit later than I should have after a late night of watching the World Cup with my friends, I still started the day off right with a delicious balanced breakfast. Read more!
Jul 13, 2014
Sunday, July 13 - We started our magical shabbat by exploring the spiritual, artistic, and religious city of Tsfat. Read more!
Jul 11, 2014
Friday, July 11 - As the worldwide Jewish community turns its attention to what's happening in Israel, we are thinking about our nearly 350 teens who are visiting Israel right now - many for the first time - with us. Read more!
Jul 11, 2014
Friday, July 11 - Today was one of the most culturally enriching days yet. We woke up early to go to the mystical city of Tzfat and explore the birthplace of Kabbalah, or Jewish mysticism. Read more!
Jul 10, 2014
Thursday, July 10 - After another beautiful morning for us, rising to the shimmering Kinneret and sweet, warm air, we set out for a serene cemetery on the shores of the lake that shares its name. Read more!
Jul 9, 2014
Wednesday, July 9 - What a busy few days we have had! Days filled with learning about Ben Gurion at his home and now museum in the Negev, followed by waking up at 3 am to watch the Sunrise over Masada and hiking to beautiful waterfalls. Read more!
Jul 8, 2014
Tuesday, July 8 - We woke up at the crack of dawn and went to Masada. We huffed and puffed up the roman ramp in time to see a rewarding sunrise on top of the mountain. Read more!
Jul 7, 2014
Monday, July 7 - We awoke in the tents and headed out to go hiking in the Negev with beautiful sights and unique animals like ibexes. Screaming our names at the top of the desert mountains, we felt on top of the world as we stared into the large expanse of the holy land. Read more!
Jul 6, 2014
Sunday, July 6 - We had a wonderful Shabbat in the Hills of Jerusalem. As the teens walked out to a breathtaking sunset over the rolling hills of Jerusalem they sang ma tovu, a prayer from this weeks parsha about how beautiful it is to be together. Read more!
Jul 4, 2014
Friday, July 4 - Although we came together as a united group for the first time on Wednesday, we've already formed a close knit community on this journey together. Two nights ago over 130 teens were united and introduced to their peers, followed by an introduction and orientation led by our enthusiastic staff members. Read more!
Jul 2, 2014
Wednesday, July 2 - We are happy to share with you that the ILSI group has now landed safe and sound in Israel. Read more!