August 7, 2017

“Top Tips for Parents Whose Kids Are Planning their Gap Year”

We want both you and your child to make the most of their gap year. I hope this blog is able to be both supportive as well as informative.
August 9, 2017

“Deciding to Take a Gap Year In Israel”

So, you just graduated from high school--congrats! It's time for you to take a gap year in Israel. Now is your time to do with what you please, seize the day and take that adventure.
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 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 28, 2017
top hebrew must knows

Top Hebrew Words
When Out and About

When travelling to Israel it can be helpful and sometimes necessary to have at least a smattering of Hebrew phrases at your command; here are some essentials to get you started.
October 1, 2017
old city

History Coming To Life

Israel is undeniably the ultimate destination for those seeking to embrace a deeper connection to their faith. Traveling in Israel with the Scriptures in hand is like traveling back in time to the days of the Bible. There are archaeological sites literally everywhere you turn, it’s no wonder when you think about all of the history and events that occurred with real people and in real places.
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, […]
October 16, 2017

The Top Must See Sites at the Sea of Galilee

Northern Israel is definitely one of the most beautiful and diverse areas in the country, and a magnet for adventure lovers. For me, northern Israel is the antithesis of Tel Aviv; quiet, serene, and peaceful. This blog will give you all the insights about the best places to see and do.
October 19, 2017
family

Are You Becoming Israeli?
The Israeli Style of Communication

Israelis are known to be direct and to the point. Israeli’s live by the motto kulanu mishpacha. And just like in a good family, there are no secrets.
October 26, 2017
the shuk

The Best Places To Shop In Israel: It’s The Little Things

I love shopping! Whether I’m buying a new outfit, a gift for a friend or just to browse. I’ve become […]
November 22, 2017
Happy Holidays

Celebrate The Magic Of Christmas In Israel

Celebrating Christmas in Israel is a truly magical experience unlike anywhere else in the world. Whilst there may be no snow, it is the perfect place to focus on the spiritual meaning of the holiday and celebrate the story of Christmas in a whole new way.
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 29, 2017

The Insider’s Guide To Hanukkah in Israel

Sometimes it can be tough to move beyond the basic Hanukkah activities. Check out our blog for ideas to keep your family busy this holiday!
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 25, 2017
Rain Rain Go Away

“Rain, Rain, Go Away!” How to Kill The Boredom On A Wet Rainy Day”

Don’t let the stormy season hold you back from enjoying Israel. These rainy day activities will have you wishing for wet weather. When the wet season storms into town, there’s nothing like curling up in a cozy café or catching an international film at the Cinematheque to hit that sweet spot. Don’t let the wet weather rain on your parade. Embrace the opportunity to try something new with our extensive list of rainy day activities.
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.
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.
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 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 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.