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Exploring Gender and Judaism with SOJOURN
January 12, 2022

Exploring Gender and Judaism with SOJOURN

By Rachel Binderman in Strong Women Fellowship
Many teens who identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community struggle daily with accepting their own identities due to the hetero-normative society that we live in. Learning about the struggles that LGBTQ+ youth go...
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My Gap Year in Israel
January 3, 2022

My Gap Year in Israel

By Doni Chasen in 2022
My gap year has been absolutely incredible so far. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to live in Israel for the year, and I am truly seeing and doing everything I can. My...
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Celebrating Chanukah in Israel
December 20, 2021

Celebrating Chanukah in Israel

By Katherine Cranman in 2021
Chanukah was in the air everywhere for a couple of weeks before the holiday started. The stands in the shuk and different stores were filled with selections of different sufganiyot. Giant Chanukiahs were put up...
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My Gap Year Experience
November 23, 2021

My Gap Year Experience

By Sam Feldstein in 2021
My gap year experience in Israel so far has been nothing short of the best year of my life. I have explored so much of Israel and so much about myself in just the three short...
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Zalik Foundation Renews Its Commitment To Gap Year Experiences In Israel
November 16, 2021

Zalik Foundation Renews Its Commitment To Gap Year Experiences In Israel

By Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta in 2021
This article was originally published in Fed5. Read the original article here. If you have a high school senior thinking about a gap year in Israel, JumpSpark has wonderful news! The Zalik Foundation has renewed...
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Student Activists Honored at Hadassah’s Chesed Awards
September 24, 2021

Student Activists Honored at Hadassah’s Chesed Awards

By Atlanta Jewish Times in 2021
This article was originally posted in the Atlanta Jewish Times. Celebrating the best and brightest local teen mensches. On August 1, the 29th Annual Hadassah Greater Atlanta Chesed (Loving Kindness) Student Awards honoring excellence and...
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