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 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 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
Today is Yom Hashoah, the remembrance day for the Holocaust. This day is a very emotional and heart wrenching time for Israelis, as many have family members who were in the Holocaust or are survivors.
on April 3, 2013
I have had the pleasure of sitting in David Alon’s Jewish history class in EIE at Tzuba for the past two days. As David told the class of 22 students that due to scheduling he was spending two days on the Middle Ages from the Golden Age of Spain, I forgot how much I love to sit in class and learn.
on March 28, 2013
NFTY organizes this trip so if our parents want to visit us, and the country, they can. The pilgrimage happens over the course of 9 days, giving the parents just enough time to have fun with their kids as well as see some amazing things around Israel such as Masada, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Ein Kerem, and tons of other cool places.
on March 22, 2013
So for the last few days of Jewish History class we have been learning about Islam and where it originated from and everything relating to that. It’s always interesting learning about different religions and comparing it to our own but this time it was different.
on March 19, 2013
To sum up my experience at Gadna this past week, it was five days of reenacting the movie Holes, playing Simon says, and red light green light. However instead of being out of the game when you move, or do not respond correctly, the commander makes you do ten pushups.
on March 1, 2013
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on February 27, 2013
On EIE the days are long and the weeks are vigorous but all of the action is always worth it when it comes to Havdallah. Havdallah is a time where everyone can reflect on their week and reflect on themselves. The music gives people a chance to connect to Judaism in a way that they can’t during the week days.
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