Looking for an exuberant musical recharge for your neshama? You can certainly do much worse than Hava Nashira, an intensive five-day Jewish music gathering at URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Insitute in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
on June 5, 2013
I will leave this experience knowing I am a better friend, roommate, Zionist, microwave chef, Jew, historian, traveler, Hebrew speaker, suitcase packer, and overall a more independent individual.
on June 4, 2013
By Lori Kotlen Stark Originally posted on the Women of Reform Judaism blog. The first time I ever heard of Kibbutz Yahel, I was a high school student, temple youth grouper and newly elected regional officer of MAFTY, now NFTY-MAR (Mid-Atlantic Region of Temple Youth). Within a short period of time, it seemed the whole North American Reform Movement was infused with the excitement of building Reform Jewish roots in Israel with the establishment of the first Reform Kibbutz, Kibbutz Yahel. It was the 70′s and the Reform Movement was (once again) making history and influencing lives. The UAHC Youth [...]
on May 9, 2013
One of the aspects that makes EIE so special is that I’m learning about the 6 day war from my teacher, who was a soldier in the war. Class has become a very intimate experience as well because he is really telling us his life story and how it personally affected him.
on May 7, 2013
Kesher Taglit-Birthright Israel alum, Ben Zemmel, writes about his experience in Israel and what he found that surprised him.
on April 20, 2013
by Hallie E., NFTY-EIE Spring 2013 Student On April 15th NFTY-EIE got to experience two very different holidays in Israel. The morning started off with a ceremony at the cemetery on the Kibbutz for Yom HaZikaron (Day of Remembrance). Even though the ceremony was all in Hebrew, I could experience what goes on during this holiday and think about the families on the Kibbutz and all over Israel who have lost loved ones that fought for this State. It was hard to see so many people upset around me, but everyone had people around them for support. It was a [...]
on April 8, 2013
Tikkun Olam in Tel Aviv Jaffa has just announced the creation of a new opportunity to gain experience interning at a non-profit in Israel. Gain valuable career experience in the non-profit sector by interning for 5 or 10 months with an organization serving disadvantaged communities in south Tel Aviv and Jaffa. Participants get to work with organizations working towards Arab-Jewish coexistence; advocating for disabled and special-needs populations; and providing services to refugees from Darfur and other parts of Africa.
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