Bill Strubbe arrived "by accident" on Kibbutz Ein Hashofet as a volunteer in 1975, and in the subsequent decades visited numerous times. Five years ago he decided to convert to Judaism (twice in fact!) to make aliyah...or at least give it his best shot. (The verdict is still out) He is writing a memoir called "The Accidental Israeli".
He is a journalist and photographer, and his articles and photos have appeared in over 100 publications including The New York Times, Boston Globe, Cigar Aficionado, Yoga Journal, Elite Traveler, San Francisco Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Vanity Fair, The Village Voice, The Jewish Monthly etc.