The impact of the EIE-High School in Israel program on our son Jonathan was enormous. As a family, we could not be more pleased with the many gifts that EIE has given Jonathan – and us as a Reform Jewish family.
on March 4, 2014
This morning we woke up bright and early, at 2:30 a.m. to load the buses and travel down south to Masada. After a two-hour bus ride we arrived. It was dark, cold, and intimidating. We got there early in order to climb the mountain and be at the top by sunrise.
on February 20, 2014
Today we visited the Israel Museum and saw an incredible model of Jerusalem during the peak of the Second Temple period as well as “The Shrine of the Book,” which houses pieces of the Dead Sea Scrolls. These two things were really helpful and enhancing for understanding the period of Roman rule and the four sects into which Judaism split.
on February 18, 2014
As part of their Jewish History class, our students have been asked to respond to a variety of current events. One such top was the recent decision at a Modern Orthodox High School in New York to allow female students to wrap tefillin at school. Here are three EIE students’ responses.
on February 13, 2014
As we prepared for our first all-day tiyul, there was a communal excitement that flowed through our entire group. When we arrived, we were greeted by an absolutely incredible view of the City of David and our class found a nice spot in the sun to start our lesson.
on February 11, 2014
For most of my life I accepted that the Torah was what it was. Moses parted the sea and Joseph read dreams. That was that That was my religion. But as I grew up, I found it harder and harder to believe that the stories were 100% true and for the longest time, I questioned my Judaism because of it.
on February 6, 2014
These students are only a week into their 4 month journey, but they have already begun to experience all that this program has to offer. After a few days of orientation they hit the ground running. They have already participated in an archeological dig, hiked around Tel Gezer and made their first trip to the Kotel.
on January 26, 2014
In suit with my three, well traveled, multilingual siblings and our four exchange students my family has hosted/adopted over the years, I myself will be studying abroad in a program that allows me and other Reform Jewish North American teens to spend a semester overseas, mine being the spring semester of my junior year.
- A Typical Day of EIE February 5, 2013
- Shabbat as Pilgrims in Israel August 21, 2012
- The Tug of Judaism: A Birthright Bar Mitzvah August 28, 2012
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