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Ellicott City: Howard High alums enjoy free trip to Israel

Students enjoy free Israel 10-day educational trip

Shepherd University student Joshua Castelbaum and St. Mary's College of Maryland student Adam Ross recently returned from a 10-day educational trip to Israel where they enjoyed hikes to watch the sunrise at the Masada, "floating" in the Dead Sea, riding camels, rafting down the Jordan River and visiting the Western Wall and Yad Vashem Holocaust museum.

Sponsored by Taglit-Birthright Israel, the young men's trip was free, offered as a gift to Jewish adults between the ages of 18 to 26. According to Castlebaum, he and Ross, 2009 Howard High School alumni, were only responsible for...