#IsraelTyme with Julian Edelman: A Trip with CJP Young Adults

By Dan Seligson, CJP Staff, Israel Advocacy

It’s not often – okay, maybe never – that you get to see an incredible place with a professional athlete. Even rarer that the athlete is actually a really nice guy who just happened to CATCH A GAME-WINNING PASS IN A SUPER BOWL SENDING THE ENTIRE SIX-STATE REGION INTO A CRAZED STATE OF BLISS!

Yes, Julian Edelman, the Patriots wide receiver/trick-playtouchdown pass thrower and all-around mensch decided to visit Israel and take twelve Boston-area young Jewish leaders with him.

A trip this good needs its own hashtag, and Julian himself decided that it was #IsraelTyme.

Throughout the tour, we sailed, biked, swam, learned, prayed, hiked, basked, posed and ate (a lot).

And all along the way, we shared our experiences with social media, giving a better picture of the incredible journey we had.

Some highlights:


_ @edelman11 on the beach boardwalk in #TelAviv. #IsraelTyme is longboard time.

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Not Julian’s first time on a long board, but the first time on a long board along Tel Aviv’s beautiful beaches.




Shabbat shalom from the city of gold! #israeltyme #Jerusalem #teentour2015

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Savoring the delicious chaos that is the Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem.




Hikin' through the makhtesh #israeltyme

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A slightly longer than expected but stunningly beautiful hike through the Ramon Crater.




@edelman11 with his newest jersey! #israeltyme #teentour2015 #shaysh

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Julian’s new jersey.




Machane Yehuda daytime same spot #Jerusalem #IsraelTyme #GoodShabbos

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The pre-Shabbat crowds at Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda.




Shalom from @mitzperamon! The view, rappelling, and ibex are all very nice, but that food tho! #ISRAELIgoodfood

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Probably worth mentioning that the food in Israel was outstanding.




And everyone had a chance for a selfie. Some even with a giant mushroom as a backdrop.




Julian Edelman and CJP young adults at the #Kotel. #israel #israelinstagram #israeltyme #jerusalem

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Others with some more meaningful scenery.


#IsraelTyme lasted only a week, but there’s much more on our incredible journey we’ll be sharing in the weeks to come.


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