To Till and To Tend: “Sprouts” in the Greenhouse!

In the second edition of our blog series “To Till and To Tend”, Susan Alexander recaps her experience with the first group of children to work in the new greenhouse!

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Coming Soon to OSRUI…Mishlachat 2015!

Jerry and Susan spent last week in Israel meeting the Mishlachat for this summer. Check out this blog by Ma’ayan Sharon on her experience at the orientation seminar for a 2nd time!

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Temple Retreat at OSRUI: Fun, Friendship and…Pie?

Christen H. of Oak Park Temple reflects on their recent congregational retreat at OSRUI!

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To Till and To Tend: “Petting” the Leaves

Check out the first post in our new blog series: To Till and To Tend! Susan will be blogging with stories and updates about our new greenhouse and teva program…enjoy!

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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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