See below for entries from our TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL Winter 2012 Photo Contest!
Little Boy Overlooking Jerusalem
Submitted by: Cali Bulmash, Class of 2012
Sunrise as seen from a Bedouin Tent in the Negev Desert
Birthright was one of the most substantial
learning experiences I’ve ever had, as it allowed me to think about my
Jewish identity in every way possible. So even though it sounds corny,
when I think about my connection to Israel, the first word that comes to
mind is “enlightenment”.
Submitted by: Jeffrey Kerbel, Class of 2015
Submitted by: Toby Loewenstein, Class of 2013
I took this photo on my 21st birthday during the Jeep ride in the Golan
Heights. It was my favorite event and was a great way to kick-off my
21st birthday. The jeep ride was memorable because when we started out
it was pouring rain and the path we went on was really muddy. I was
constantly amazed that the jeeps could make it up the hills. It also
forced everyone in our jeep to become close (literally) because there
was so little room. When I was taking a picture out of the front window,
our drive threw up the peace sign. I love this photo because our driver
was a really nice guy, like everyone else I met in Israel, and I think
this photo shows that.
Submitted by: David Rabinowitz, Class of 2013
Two women praying inside the western wall tunnels at the place closest to the holy of holies.
Submitted by: Katie Rookard, Class of 2013
Submitted by: Seth Sacher, Class of 2014
I wonder what he's wondering...
Taken at the Western Wall from the women's side looking through to the
men's side. If you look closely you can see a young boy peering through
the wall quizzically.
Submitted by: Phoebe Sanderson, Class of 2014
Of the many hundreds of photos I took, I chose this photo, a close-up of cracks in the Western Wall because I see in it not just the breaks the wall incurred over time, but also its incredible endurance over its long history. Like the Jewish people, it survived thousands of years, despite intense wear and tear. Visiting the Western Wall was not only my favorite part of our trip, but also the most meaningful to me -- I, too, now feel connected to the Jewish people through this legacy of strength.
Submitted by: Haley Swartz, Class of 2015
From the vantage point of Masada’s peak, I watch the sun climb over the Jordan Mountains and spill into the Dead Sea. It’s an intoxicating, beautiful sight at a tremendously proud moment, sitting freely as a Jew surveying our profoundly inspiring state of Israel.
Submitted by: Jonathan Weinstein, Class of 2014
Submitted by: Samantha Weiser, Class of 2014
The soldiers truly defined the trip for all of us and this picture illustrates that we came together despite coming from different worlds and that the uniform (boots in this case) don't have an impact.
Submitted by: Brittany Wengel, Class of 2014