Jul 17, 2015
The last few days on ILSI have been jam packed with tours of Tel Aviv, the Israel Museum, and Yad Vashem. The group spent time in Tel Aviv, starting with tours of south Tel Aviv where they learned about socioeconomic discrepancies and visited Independence Hall. Thursday was a day of exploring history as ILSI toured the Israel Museum and saw the Dead Sea Scrolls, then went to Yad Vashem/ The conversations in the discussion groups have been getting intense, as subjects like peace and equality push the teens to questions their beliefs and deepen their convictions.
Jul 15, 2015
Check out this special message from our ILSI teens, to their BBYO friends back home in the United States on ILTC at B'nai B'rith Perlman Camp!
Jul 8, 2015
What a great weekend ILSI had! The group began at the Bedouin tent with camel rides, an experience our teens will never forget, and one that was immortalized in too many camel "selfies" to count. From there we set out on a morning of hiking and we visited an army base in the afternoon. It was an early night on Monday, as Tuesday morning the teens had a wake up was at 3am to allow us to get to Masada for sunrise. The teens were mesmerized as they stood at the top watching the sun peak over the horizon. ILSI is now up in the Galilee, with more adventure to come!
Jul 5, 2015
Our teens brought in Shabbat together with Kabbalat Shabbat service overlooking the sunset. On Sunday morning we began our trip south towards the Negev to stay at a Bedouin camp for the night. Along the way , ILSI learned about Bar Kochba and visited the house and grave of David Ben Gurion. The teens are now buzzing with ideas of independence and what it means to fight for their rights!