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Humans of Birthright Israel: Sonia Engman

Every year Sachlav Birthright Israel brings thousands of young Jews from all over North America to Israel for the experience of a lifetime.  Over the years, Sachlav has become known for its diversity and its unique participants including movie stars, professional photographers and LGBTQ advocates.  It is this diversity that sparked the need for Humans of Birthright Israel!  If your interested in going on a trip, REGISTER HERE. Meet Sonia Engman! Sonia is a 24 year old seasoned and experienced dancer and choreographer with more than 1,400 followers on Instagram! Sonia is currently a dance teacher at Empire Dance Academy in Kansas City and a crew member at TigerStyle! Crew.     [caption id="attachment_3488" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Standing Outside the Old City in Jerusalem[/caption] Follow her on Instagram at @sonia.stylez Heres what she had to say about her trip:   Q: Where are you from? A: I am originally from Albuquerque, New Mexic read more

February 11, 2018

10 New Year’s Resolutions in 10 Days With Birthright Israel

1. Exercise More Skip the gym, and try something a little different like rock climbing, hiking, rafting or sunrise yoga on Masada. 2. Spend less, save more That's easy to do when you're traveling for free with all your accommodation, transport, activities and most meals covered! 3. Eat healthier food Did you know Israelis have one of the most healthful diets in the world? Expect to eat a lot of fresh fruit & veg! 4. More time with friends & family Bring friends or a family member on your 10 day Israel trip, or make 40 new friends in Israel! 5. Learn something new You could read it in a book, or your could see it for yourself. History, culture, and politics, all at your fingertip 6. Connect to your heritage Discover more about Jewish history, culture and traditions. Visit the Western Wall and experience Shabbat in Israel. 7. Stress less We all need a time out every so often. Spend time in nature, chill on the beach, and soak up some minerals at t read more

January 8, 2018

Top 5 New Year’s Resolutions for 2018

A recent survey by YouGov, suggests that only 32 percent of people, are not going to make New Year's resolutions. In other words, most of us do want to set a few goals to help us be better people and live better lives in the year to come. Catch our Top 5 New Year's Resolutions for 2018, and see how we can help you make them happen!  If you would like to guarantee that at least 10 days of the next 365, are absolutely mind blowing, Sign Up for Priority Status for a Summer '18 Birthright Israel trip. Your future self will thank you. read more

December 29, 2017

The Best You’ve Never Seen With Birthright Israel

If you haven't taken the plunge and gone on a trip with Birthright Israel, there's a lot you still need to see and experience. While nothing beats doing it for yourself, here are some of the lesser known "magic moments", epic sights and enriching experiences that Israel has to offer.   1. The Birthright Israel Mega Event It's called "mega" for a reason. Prepare to see world famous performers, pyrotechnics, and maybe even the president! This event never lets the crowd down. 2. Heaps and heaps of jelly treats They're sold in abundance in the fresh food markets, and occupy their own food group in Israel. It's totally acceptable to scoop up a 4 LB bag, as long as you share with your friends! 3. Really dirty people happy to be covered in mud Nothing like coating your hide with nature's best mineral mud pack. Just let it dry, rinse and repeat, and you will feel like a new person. #DeadSea #Bliss 4. Nature at its finest Grottoes, waterfalls, caves, cliffs and canyo read more

October 19, 2017

Expectations, Israeli women, and Getting Emotional – The Full Interview with Jonathan Lipnicki

Remember Jonathan Lipnicki, that cute little kid from Stuart Little, with spiky blonde hair and round glasses? You know who I'm talking about, he starred in many of our old-school movie favorites, including Jerry Maguire. Dr DoLittle and Like Mike. He is the kid who made me want a rodent for a sibling, and that my friend, requires talent! [caption id="attachment_3201" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Snapshots of Lipnicki's career from Instagram @JonathanLipnicki[/caption]  Skip ahead a few good years, and he's kept the same charming smile, lost the glasses, and packed on some muscle. His talent for acting is still keeping him as busy as ever, with various new releases this year, but in his free time he's having epic adventures with us. Yup, you read that right. Jonathan recently went on a Birthright  Israel trip run by Sachlav | IsraelontheHouse, and we had the chance to sit down with him and ask him a few questions. [caption id="attachment_3196" align="aligncenter" width read more

August 16, 2017