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Lir Blog – January 13, 2019

Hop on board, we are going to Israel! At the ECC of UH and BA we are starting our Journey to Israel. First stop for the ECC of UH: Mount Hermon, which is the highest mountain In Israel. We “flew” to Israel and from the “airport” we took the bus to the north. We saw…

Snir Blog – January 13, 2019

Hebrew Month continues! This week, at Shaare Emeth and Kol Rinah’s Early Childhood Centers, we learned about colors and body parts in Hebrew! We learned how to say Blue (Kachol), Yellow (Tzahov), and Red (Adom). We also learned how to say the body parts! Head (Rosh), Hand (Yad), Finger (Etzba), Nose (Af) and many more!…

Snir Blog – January 3, 2019

My winter break was just amazing! I went to New York and met with my mom who flew in from Israel – it was so fun! We saw the American Museum of Natural History, the Met museum, Statue of Liberty, and other fun activities! We also had dinner with a family I know from New…

Lir Blog – January 3, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I cannot believe that it is 2019! That’s crazy. I hope your winter break was good, relaxing and enjoyable. On winter break I flew to see my Shinshinim friends in Colorado. We had so much fun together! We toured around Denver, volunteered in one of the local Jewish Schools and went on…

Prof. Dan Ben-David will discuss misconceptions about education in Israel

The Center for Jewish Learning will present “Telling It Like It Is: Education and Its Impact in Israel” with Professor Dan Ben-David, founder of the Shoresh Institution for Socioeconomic Research and a senior faculty member at Tel-Aviv University. The January 23 talk will highlight aspects of education’s economic impact and focus on a number of…

Snir Blog – December 20, 2018

Working on our Hebrew! This week we kept learning new words in Hebrew! At Shaare Emeth Early Childhood Center, we had a full training in Hebrew! We learned how to say run, stand, sit and walk! At Kol Rinah Early Childhood Center, we continued reading about Israel and learned how to say airplane, bread and…

Lir Blog – December 20, 2018

I can’t believe it is already almost Winter Break! We had a few things this week – On Saturday night at Bnai Amoona (BA) we had a great Undernight for the 5th graders. We had a nice dinner together and afterwards we had an Israel activity! We talked about Israel as a Startup country and learned…

Lir Blog – December 13, 2018

We had a lot of fun things this week! On Thursday night I was invited to a Hanukkah dinner at the Kress family from United Hebrew. We talked about Israel, Hanukkah, played some games and lit the candles together. It was so nice to meet them and great spending time with them. On Friday morning…

Snir Blog – December 13, 2018

Hebrew Month! This week I started Hebrew month at the congregations! At Shaare Emeth and Kol Rinah Early Childhood Centers we played games and sang songs as we learned the first 5 letters of the Hebrew Alphabet! (Aleph, Bet, Gimel, Dalet, Hay) א, ב , ג , ד, ה At Shaare Emeth Religious School, we…

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 (pictured right) is also a memorial honoring and remembering both…