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Planning Early: How I Spent my Senior Year Preparing for my Gap Year
August 16, 2021

Planning Early: How I Spent my Senior Year Preparing for my Gap Year

By Zoe Glickman in 2021
When I got to the start of my senior year and the overwhelming question of “what are you doing next year?” became the subject of every conversation between peers, parents, and teachers, something inside of...
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Jewish Teens Guide To Understanding the Current Israeli-Palestinian Crisis
June 2, 2021

Jewish Teens Guide To Understanding the Current Israeli-Palestinian Crisis

By Jewish Boston Teens in 2021
Resources and opportunities for connection and conversation for Jewish teens, parents, educators and professionals. The current situation in Israel is complex and there are many narratives, viewpoints and resources filling our news and social media...
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Atlanta and Yoqne’am Illit Local Guide
May 28, 2021

Atlanta and Yoqne’am Illit Local Guide

By Amplifying Israel Teen Fellows in 2021
Since Atlanta and Yoqne’am Illit and Megiddo are partnership cities, Yonatan and Stella have created local guides for their hometowns. We hope you enjoy getting to know the cities better from the perspective of high...
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Being an Israeli Shelach
May 21, 2021

Being an Israeli Shelach

By Yonatan Cohen in 2021
I was born in Israel and have been living in Israel my whole life.  As an Israeli teen, I am required to take part in a volunteering activity at school, and there are different kinds...
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My Typical School Day As An American Teen
May 21, 2021

My Typical School Day As An American Teen

By Stella Mackler in 2021
It’s Monday morning. My alarm goes off at 6:15 am, which is too early. Way too early. But for me, this is just the start of a normal day. I like to run in the...
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An Atlanta foundation bets big on the Israel gap year
April 28, 2021

An Atlanta foundation bets big on the Israel gap year

By eJewishPhilanthropy in 2021
30 Jewish teens will receive gap-year subsidies of at least $10,000 next year As the number of American students in Israel on gap-year programs between high school and college began to jump during the pandemic,...
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