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Proud But Concerned: A Reform Jewish Student Reflects on Israel’s Elections

OSRUI staff member and NFTY-EIE student Liora L. reflects on being in Israel during the recent elections.

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Gadna: Too Easy?

Simon M., a participant on NFTY EIE, reflects on their experience at Gadna, an army orientation experience that allows the teenagers to learn what it’s like to serve in the IDF.

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Reflections from OSRUI on Birthright—Installment 2: Israel

Shore explains that it was the small moments that made this a “campy” Birthright trip.

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Reflections from OSRUI on Birthright–Installment 1: The Airport

OSRUI Alum and Birthright trip staff Shore talks about how he slipped right back into camp counselor mode as he got the group started on their Israel adventure.

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Wherever We Went …

The OSRUI Birthright trip ran into lots of OSRUI staff and alumni on their travels through Israel.

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OSRUI Alum Jason Brown Wins the U.S. Figure Skating Title!

OSRUI Alum Jason Brown won the U.S. Men’s Figure Skating title. Watch his championship skate!

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Where I’m From: A Poem on Identity

This beautiful poem was written by Rabbi Phyllis Sommer, OSRUI alum and faculty member, and associate rabbi at Am Shalom in Glencoe IL.

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

Hannah Cohen and Moshe Rubin talk about their arrival in Israel for the OSRUI Birthright trip.

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