The List!

For your convenience (and my own personal organization) I’m copying my Israel bucket list/goals/hopes etc. below. I will update it every time I complete a list item!
-Items in green have been completed.
-Items in purple are in process, but are not one and done items, therefore will never really be complete.
-Items in black are still to be completed.
Each week (or as they come to me), I will add more items to the bottom of the list. Feel free to reach out if you have a must-do item in Israel that hasnt made my list yet!

  1. Eat hummus in Jaffa
  2. Explore Neve Tsedek
  3. Eat sufganiyot at Hannukah
  4. Find the best local falafel
  5. Find the best local sabich
  6. Walk on the tayelet at sunset
  7. Play volleyball on the beach
  8. Learn matkot
  9. Run in the Tel Aviv Marathon
  10. Hike the entire Israel National Trail (6-8 weeks)
  11. Go camping on the beach
  12. Swim in the Jordan River
  13. Put a prayer in the Western Wall
  14. Order an ice coffee completely in Hebrew
  15. Try Malabi
  16. Barter with a stand owner at the shuk
  17. Fall in love with an Israeli man
  18. Learn how to make shakshuka
  19. Learn all the words to a mizrahit song
  20. Work for an Israeli company
  21. Complete Duolingo for Hebrew
  22. Spend a day exploring Rothschild Blvd.
  23. Walk from one side of Park Yarkon to the other
  24. Go in the Tel Aviv balloon
  25. Write down at least one thing per day that you are thankful for
  26. Eat at HaBasta (Shuk HaCarmel)
  27. Eat at HaHalutzim (Shuk Levintin)
  28. Watch a sunset from Hilton Hill
  29. Have a picnic in Park Yarkon
  30. Drink “The Gazoz” from Café Levinsky
  31. See a camel
  32. Have all my best friends visit Israel
  33. Visit a Kibbutz
  34. Visit a farm
  35. Do yoga on the beach
  36. Start a business venture
  37. Volunteer at a gan
  38. Run 5 races per year
  39. Try a new fruit
  40. Eat what’s in season
  41. Buy all fruits and veggies from the Shuk
  42. Buy art from an Israeli artist
  43. Find a synagogue that makes you feel at home
  44. Stay shomer Shabbat for a week
  45. Learn how to sup
  46. Go swimming in the Mediterranean at night
  47. Ask a stranger for directions in Hebrew
  48. Eat Baklava in Majdal Shams (Druze village near Golan Hieghts)
  49. Do one thing per day that helps you grow: and be conscious about it. Write it down.
  50. Reflect often. You can’t grow without looking back at what you were.
  51. Make a new tradition with a new friend
  52. Eat Shabbat dinner at an Israeli’s house
  53. Eat ice cream from Arte Gelateria
  54. Drink fresh made juice from the shuk
  55. Live in an apartment with a balcony. Grow plants and vegetables on said balcony.
  56. Eat a cream puff from Bakery TLV
  57. Become a dog walker
  58. Travel with an Israeli passport
  59. Go to the concert of an Israeli musician
  60. Eat a gouda sandwich from Shuk HaNamal
  61. Taste 10 different kinds of Israeli olives
  62. Take a weekend and relax in Eilat
  63. See the Iron Dome
  64. Watch the sunrise on the beach
  65. Float in the Dead Sea and cover yourself in mud
  66. Hike at Masada
  67. Go to a hot spring in Gan HaShlosha National Park
  68. Go biking in Rosh HaNikra and see the grottoes
  69. See the Bahai Gardens in Haifa
  70. Visit Ein Gedi
  71. Befriend a stranger at the gym
  72. Learn how to sail
  73. Hold my own in a conversation with a native Israeli in Hebrew
  74. See the flamingos that mysteriously live in the south of Israel
  75. Celebrate an Israeli holiday with all Israelis
  76. Attend an Israeli wedding
  77. Become a certified diver
  78. Work for a start-up in “Start-Up Nation”
  79. Go on at least five hikes listed on http://www.tiuli.com
  80. Try kenafe in Nazareth (thanks to reader Adel for this list item suggestion!)
  81. Visit the Timna Valley (thanks to reader Eran for this list item suggestion!)
  82. Hike at Nahal Yehudiah (thanks to reader Dan for this list item suggestion!)
  83. Visit the Freedom Farm Sanctuary
  84. Live on a Kibbutz
  85. Get my first Israeli pet!
  86. Cross off one thing on this list every single week
  87. Add one more thing to this list every single week
  88. Pray everyday because you are in the most holy and wonderful place on earth! You made it! Now go live every moment for all it’s worth!