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Baking Challah for Shabbat
March 19, 2021

Baking Challah for Shabbat

By Gaya Baruch in 2021
I was born in Israel and I live in Israel so naturally I’m Israeli and I’m proud. Living in Israel has its ups and downs but after reading the paper and watching the news about...
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KEEPING THE FAITH
March 19, 2021

KEEPING THE FAITH

By Eli Medof in 2021
Before this past year, one of my favorite Jewish traditions was going to Synagogue on Saturdays.  I would dress up, grab my beloved Siddur I received from my bar mitzvah, and spend 3-4 hours praying...
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My Life as an Israeli Jew
March 18, 2021

My Life as an Israeli Jew

By Gal Levy in 2021
Judaism is the main part of my identity. I think the reasons for that are: that in my close community everyone celebrates the holidays whatever their beliefs, my family does kiddush every week before Friday...
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Make Your Own Path On A Gap Year
March 4, 2021

Make Your Own Path On A Gap Year

By Marnie Naldone in 2021
You’re on a path. If you’re like most, that path includes going to school, building your resume, working to get good grades, getting into a good college, picking a major, and hopefully landing a rewarding...
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My Israel Gap Year Experience
March 2, 2021

My Israel Gap Year Experience

By Tracey Grant in 2021
I’m forever grateful for the experience of having participated in an Israel gap year and the perspective that year gave me.  While on Year Course I learned so much about myself, my Jewish identity and...
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Shabbat Recipes from Atlanta & Israel
February 26, 2021

Shabbat Recipes from Atlanta & Israel

By Amplifying Israel Teen Fellows in 2021
Do you need Shabbat dinner inspiration? For their final project our Amplifying Israel teen fellows for February, Lulu Rosenberg and Shaked Nitka, created a joint cookbook of Shabbat dinner recipes: “We were able to show...
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