Holidays in Israel

February 15, 2018

“Let The Wild Rumpus Start: DIY Purim Pasta Mask Madness”

If your big fans of the classic children's book, Where the Wild Things Are, but happen to be short on time( hey life happens) then try out this easy fun recycled cardboard pasta DIY mask! Make a bunch of these masks for an easy, last minute Purim Idea, or for a Where the Wild Things are party theme, or just for some fun pretend play action with your kids. It's an imaginative book craft to go along with reading the engaging tale.
February 13, 2018

Beyond Mishloach Manot: The Endless Possibilities!

Once upon a time, making Mishloach Manot, or food gifts for Purim, was a simple affair. Homemade hamantaschen. I thought it would be fun to put together a few Mishloach Manot baskets for Purim. The only “rule,” really, is to have at least two items that can be eaten in the basket. Beyond that, the possibilities are endless!
February 7, 2018

Purim DIY Book Fairy Costume: It’s Awesome To Be A Book

This time last year I sat at my laptop pondering my costume options. But what to wear? I love books. I love writing. And it had to be work-appropriate. Who better to be than a BOOK FAIRY? I imagined myself fluttering between the stacks sprinkling fairy dust, bestowing books upon grateful patrons. (Okay, so maybe I snorted some of that fairy dust by accident.) A Book Fairy I’d be. But How? No magic would help me. I had to murder a book. Mea culpa.
February 5, 2018
A True Taste of Israel--Sachlav

Israel’s Answer To Hot Chocolate–“Sachlav”

Israeli winters are famous for their sachlav which is basically, Israel’s answer to hot chocolate. This sweet, thick and creamy drink made from ground orchid bulbs can be found all over the place during the winter and is the perfect way to warm up when it gets chilly outside. We've got the inside scoop on the delicious drinks that will warm your soul this winter.
January 31, 2018

Delightful DIY Tu’Beshvat Chocolate Lollipops

I recall, every year in school we’d get these little baggies filled with unidentifiable dried fruit. Aside from those baggies and some new fruit at dinner that night, there wasn’t much to celebrate. Are you wondering how you can make Tu B'shvat more festive? How about making these delightful dried fruit chocolate lollipops because everything tastes better with chocolate? These DIY Dried Fruit and Chocolate Lollipops are super cute and, even better, their super easy to make; they are done and ready to be eaten in 1 hour and 20 minutes tops.
January 26, 2018

Beyond The Looking Glass–Art–Freedom and Creativity

Typically, when you think of Israel’s cultural scene, you’ll think of Tel Aviv. While the arts can be found all […]
January 21, 2018

Go South–Go Explore: Israel’s Hidden Treasure

The Arava and the Negev Plateau are among the most fascinating areas of Israel. In Israel, “desert” doesn’t mean “desolate.” The sandy Negev expanse that makes up more than half of Israel’s land mass encompasses fascinating vistas, history and creativity. And the relatively short and temperate winter months are the best times to visit. For tourists, there’s never been more to experience in the Arava: ancient archeology, timeless Bedouin hospitality, funky eco-art, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bountiful farms, birdwatching and lots of activities for children, including ice-cream workshops. Keep reading to find out our insider’s guide to exploring Israel’s hidden secrets.
December 27, 2017
How Will You Celebrate?

Insider Tips To Party Hop All Over Israel Like A True Native

New Years Eve in Israel has become bigger and bigger in recent years, and whilst not officially celebrated, and there are now hundreds of New Years Eve parties across Israel, as well as many other special events, which cater to all musical, cultural, and social tastes. In fact, the hardest thing about spending New Year’s in Tel Aviv these days is choosing what to do. A small piece of advice, though: make reservations, if at all possible, to avoid the terrors of wandering the streets in search of a good party. Keep reading to find the perfect place to celebrate New Years in Israel.
December 17, 2017
Be A Kid Again

How You Can Make the Most of Israel’s Winter Wonderland

Wintertime can be the most advantageous time for you to take advantage of your free time and enjoy Israel’s magical winter wonderland.
December 11, 2017
DIY Hanukkah

Embrace Hanukkah With These Awesome Crafting Activities

As promised here are the must have secrets for the essential must needed DIY guide. Which I hope will enhance your DIY Hanukkah fun. I mean secretly we all know that crafting is awesome. We all really enjoy crafting that's just plain cute and can be customized in so many ways.
December 4, 2017

Enjoy These Amazing DIY Hanukkah Crafts
Say Goodbye To Boredom

You don’t have to play a dreidel game and only the dreidel game. These are easy DIY hanukkah projects that everyone can enjoy. Here are our top picks!!!
November 27, 2017

Chanukah or Hanukkah?

Winter has arrived and we all know what that means…Chanukah or is it Hanukkah? This is the long debated question…Let’s […]
November 7, 2017

“The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Thanksgiving In Israel”

The time is near. Turkeys have filled the poultry aisles, sweet potato pies have sold out at Walmart, Black Friday […]
October 10, 2017

An Insider’s Story: The Hidden Events Over Sukkot

Wow, another holiday. Not a surprise during this time of the year, There’s just so many of them! Anyways, Sukkot, […]
September 26, 2017
celebrate this time

Must Knows to Survive the Chaggim

I know that celebrating your first Chaggim away from home can be a lonely and isolating experience, but, it doesn't have to be. This is the perfect time to reach out to friends that you haven't spoken to in awhile, try out a new place in Israel to spend the  Chag, or just take the time to reflect on just how amazing it is to be able to spend these extraordinary and powerful Chaggim in Israel.
September 14, 2017
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How To Survive Your First Weeks In Israel

You may be beginning to adjust and calm down, and you may not be there just yet (which is also okay). You’re probably in disbelief that you’re actually here, in Israel, and that you won’t be home for months. You’re exhausted and you’re moody and that’s okay. We’re here to remind you that everything you’re going through is completely NORMAL. You don’t need to believe me just yet, but this really will be an incredible year. A year of fun, a year of laughs, a year of new friendships, and a year of growth. You definitely made the right decision by coming to Israel this year.
September 11, 2017
we are united

“Five Extraordinary Things To See And Do Over Sukkot”

After you managed the recent and intense Rosh Hashanah and fasting for 25 hours over the soulful and introspection of […]
September 7, 2017
Always Connected

“Think That Your Smartphone Can do It All?Think Again”

So your coming to Israel for the chaggim; how can you stay connected both in Israel and with your family back home? This article will give you tips on how to stay connected no matter where you may be.
September 4, 2017
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“How To Deal With Feeling Homesick”

How to cope with homesickness--don't worry it's totally normal and we have all been there! Hope these few tips can help you...I have personally tried each and every tip out, I can't promise a miracle, but hopefully a little boost.
July 26, 2017

“Getting in Touch with Nature During the Nine Days”

How to spend the Nine Days? Why not take this opportunity to connect with your country on a deeper level. I hope that this blog which connects nature with a crucial part of Israeli history, can help you do that.