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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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$10K Scholarships Available For Gap Year In Israel. Apply Now!
December 14, 2021

$10K Scholarships Available For Gap Year In Israel. Apply Now!

By Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta in 2021
This article was originally published in Fed5, a publication of the Jewish Federaiton of Greater Atlanta. Read the original article here. Did you know your high school student doesn’t have to start college right after...
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Making Jewish Memories
December 13, 2021

Making Jewish Memories

By Amanda Budd in 2021
What comes to mind when you think of your earliest Jewish memory? For me, I remember my dad teaching me the Shema when I was five years old. The last line instructs us to “inscribe them [mezuzot] on the...
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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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