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Interest: Israel Trips

Blog from Israel Trip – February 28, 2020

Day 5 Written by Shira Berkowitz  We continued to delve into the experience of shared society in Israel by visiting with nonprofits each that address the unique historical multifaceted infrastructure issues that leave its societal islands separate. The Interagency Taskforce met with us at Lod, to explore the city’s unique history and provide context to…

Blog from Israel Trip – February 27, 2020

Day 4 Written by Sherri Frank Weintrop and Shira Berkowitz We made it to Jerusalem! The morning started as all mornings start in Israel with an amazing Israeli breakfast. Our first meeting was with the Shalom Hartman Institute an Israeli think tank that we support. We learned about a unique program to create systematic change through…

Blog from Israel Trip – February 25, 2020

Written by Sue Matloff Day 3 We started the day meeting with Telem, a one-year, post-army training program for Ethiopians. Telem is not a program in which the Federation currently invests. The program empowers them to create a good productive life and help kibbutzim.The program is active in many of the 257 kibbutz movements and…

Blog from Israel Trip – February 23, 2020

Written by Burt Garland Our trip got off to a great – and, of course, jam-packed – start. After a hearty and delicious breakfast (complete with Shakshuka) at the Tal By The Beach in Tel Aviv, we took a short drive to Beit Hatfutshot – The Museum of the Jewish People. There we learned about…

Hear for Good Travels to Israel

For our 14th episode of our podcast, Hear for Good went to Israel, specifically to our sister cities of Yokneam and Megiddo. Mindee Fredman, Federation’s Vice President of Community Impact, traveled to the region recently and she interviewed two community leaders who are helping run programs Federation invests in there, particularly the Ethiopian Jewish community.

JWRP Trip to Israel Blog

Written by Cindy Liebson It will be almost impossible to describe this trip to Israel, as our tour guide explains on the bus ride to our hotel tonight. We started the day with a walking tour of beautiful Tel Aviv- a city that embodies in its name and its character the ancient and ultra-modern. This…

JWRP Trip to Israel: Jerusalem

Written by Lisa Gottlieb Cytron The women of St. Louis and the rest of the 184 Momentum participants hit the ground running and enjoyed a wonderful tour of Old City Jerusalem. The mix of ancient, holy buildings intermingled with pizza parlors, barber shops, and residences was fascinating. We ended our tour on the rooftop of…