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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Day One – Exploring the Old City

Today’s blog post comes from Valparaiso University Law Student Maison H…   When I first heard Valpo was going to offer a study abroad trip to Israel, I knew it was something I had to do. The idea of being able to see the places Jesus lived and walked was never something I thought would…

Learning from the Past, Living for the Future

Sheryl Olitzky, Founder and Executive Director of Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, wrote an article for Huffington Post about their trip to the Balkans with MEJDI Tours this past January! In the article, Sheryl says, We met many people during our trip to the Balkans. One thing was clear: our character–the “stuff” out of which we are…

Interfaith Trip Offers Lessons in Coexistence

The New Jersey Jewish News recently released an article about our trip to Albania and Bosnia with Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom this past January. In the article, it states – “Albania was the only country in Europe where the number of Jews increased during the Holocaust,” said Sheryl Olitzky of North Brunswick, national executive director and…

MEJDI Co-Founder Aziz Abu Sarah wins the the Faith Travel Association’s Inspire Award

During the Faith Travel Association’s (FTA) annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia this week, MEJDI Co-Founder was awarded the Inspire Award. According to FTA, The Inspire Award is FTA’s most prestigious award, given to a person whose outstanding contributions over the course of their career have greatly advanced the faith-based travel market. The successful candidate’s innovative programs…