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Israel Legislative Mission Log: Day 6

Above: Outside our hosts’ home in the Old City to light the Chanukah candles. Day 6: Jerusalem   We started our last day of the official trip with a visit to Yad Vashem, the world’s leading center of learning on the Holocaust and intolerance. Yad Vashem...

Snir Blog – December 7, 2018

Happy Hanukkah! This week we had a lot of activities for Hanukkah! At Kol Rinah Early Childhood Center, we made candle headbands and we colored them! And at Sunday School, we had Israel Defense Force (IDF) day! We learned about the different brigades and units, we...

Lir Blog – December 7, 2018

Happy Hanukkah everyone!! This week at Sunday school at United Hebrew, we learned about a special event that happened 71 years ago – November 29, 1947 – The Partition Plan. It is the date that The United Nations General Assembly approved a plan for the partition...

Israel Legislative Mission Log: Day 4

Above: Dinner with MK Yoel Hasson (Deputy Speaker of Knesset) Day 4: Nazareth and Jerusalem   Today was dedicated to discussions around national security and domestic issues facing Israelis. In the morning we had an opportunity to receive a security briefing from an...

Lir Blog – December 4, 2018

So now that I am back in Saint Louis after a very nice vacation, I am already settling in with my new Host Family House – the Smith Family. The Shinshinim live with different host families for a time period of about 3 months with each during the year that we are here...

Snir Blog – November 29, 2018

Hanukkah is coming! I am very excited for Hanukkah, and this week was full of activities and games for the upcoming holiday. At Kol Rinah Religious School, we played a trivia game about Hanukkah and answered challenging questions together. We also danced to a Hanukkah...

Snir Blog – November 22, 2018

This week we had the National Shinshinim Conference! Both Lir and I flew to NYC to meet with all of our friends that we hadn’t seen in 3 months! We had an amazing tour in NYC, and we saw Times Square, Empire State Building, 9/11 Memorial, and many more fascinating...

Lir Blog – November 30, 2018

This last week, the week of Thanksgiving, was so busy! It started with a Shinshinim convention of four days in which I saw some of my Shinshinim friends that are volunteering with the Jewish communities in different places around North America. It was so much fun! We...

Lir Blog – November 19, 2018

Last week I went to NFTY Chavora event with the kids from United Hebrew. It was in Kansas City so it was a long bus drive – but a lot of fun! It was really nice to meet new people from different places and to go through the activities we had; we talked about Israel,...

Snir Blog – November 19, 2018

This week was full of adventures! I Joined NFTY of Shaare Emeth to the Fall Convention and we had lots of fun! I met my fellow shinshinim from Denver and it was very exciting! I also met Liron, the Israeli supervisor from JAFI! We had breakfast with Lir and we talked...