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Shalom and welcome to my bat mitzvah blog! I am excited to be traveling with my family to Israel for the very first time. We have been planning this trip for more than a year, but some might say we've been planning it my entire life. 

I invite you to follow along as my family and I chronicle our adventures through stories and photos we capture along the way.  

And, as the title of the blog says, YALLA — which in Hebrew means, “Let’s Go!!!”

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Fulfilling My Promise to Support IsraAID

In my Torah portion, I learned about the values and importance of making promises. One of the promises I have made as a Bat Mitzvah is to...

Ancient Caves to Modern Culinary Creations

On the last day of our organized tour, we started by driving to a national park called Beit Guvrin that has over 5,000 caves. We entered...

The Illegal Art of Jaffa and Tel Aviv...

On Saturday, when everything was quiet in Jerusalem, we headed to explore Tel Aviv and the Jaffa Port. Israel is insanely hot right now –...

From the Hustle to the Calm of Shabbat

We took a little Shabbat break from the blog, but our day was too special not to share, here’s a short recap (with photos below)....

Thirteen Years in the Making

Liya is taking a well-deserved night off from blogging tonight after an incredible day. Your guest bloggers are the proud parents of a...

Day2, Or the Day I Discovered Aroma

Today was our first full day in Israel. It was so much fun! This morning we went rafting on the Jordan river and it was beautiful. The...

And, we're off!!

It's hard to believe the day is finally here. My family and I are off on an adventure to explore the land of Israel for my bat mitzvah....

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