Israel is our home. It was in the Torah, and it is now. It sure isn’t perfect, and it might not be around forever, but that’s exactly why we need to come.
Donald C. Cutler
“I was in NFTY!” a stranger told me, spotting my years-old T-shirt. This feeling of knowing all of us, that we truly did meet at Sinai, or at least a camp, provides comfort during uncomfortable times.
As our students take their steps in the Old City and then head out to Masada where Herod built his getaway and where zealous Jews built a hideaway, I am deeply moved by their reaction to it all.
Sara B. Charney
URJ Heller High integrates academic, social, and emotional learning, powerfully transforming teens’ Jewish identities. Learn how it prepared my daughter for her future.
Whatever the call to spend next year in Israel means to your family, it is an opportunity to further engage young people in developing a personal connection to Israel. Perhaps also it is a chance to help them find a way to make a journey that could be the foundation for lifetime engagement.