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Snir Blog – March 1, 2019

I am going to Israel!!! This week was very exciting! It was the first week before our flight to Israel! At Kol Rinah Early Childhood Center and Religious School, we talked about the first Israeli spaceship that was sent to the moon! We colored the picture of the spaceship, saw the video of the blast-off,…

Lir Blog – March 1, 2019

This week was very unique. It started off on Friday when I had my Dvar Israel at United Hebrew. We talked about Israel’s politics and the upcoming elections. I had so much fun talking to everyone at the end of it and getting to know even more people! On Sunday school at UH, all of…

Israel & Overseas Committee Visit – Day 2

Our day began after sunrise with a great Israeli breakfast at Kibbitz Dalia in the Meggido region. We started off with a briefing on the goals, objectives, successes, and challenges from Yok’naem Mayor Alfasi and his team. There is excitement and progress around improving the lives of Ethiopian families in the area, helping create empowering…

Israel & Overseas Committee Visit – Day 1

Today, the Israel and Overseas Committee began our annual meeting in Israel to ensure that our funding is used with maximal impact and effectiveness. This is our largest group to go to Israel in a while and includes eight volunteers and four staff. Our Board of Directors chair-elect is here, Greg Yawitz. The morning started with…

Lir Blog – February 21, 2019

Hey everyone! What a busy week I had! It started off on Thursday when my host family’s family arrived from all around the world. Last weekend was my host brother’s Bar Mitzvah weekend!! We started off with dinner at the synagogue on Friday moved to the main service on Saturday morning, then to a family…

Snir Blog – February 21, 2019

Purim is coming! This week I had lots of activities! At Shaare Emeth Early Childhood Center, we had a Purim Bingo! We learned about Masks and why we wear them, about Queen Esther and what she did to save the Jews, and about Mishloach Manot – the special basket we give on Purim to our…

Snir Blog – February 15, 2019

Israeli Food Month! This week we had lots of tasting and cooking of Israeli Food and Snacks!!! At Shaare Emeth Early Childhood Center, we tried some more Israeli Snacks, and some of us even rated all of them 5 stars!! At Kol Rinah USY Lounge Night, we made ‘Shakshuka’ and it was very tasty! At…

Lir Blog – February 15, 2019

I cannot believe that this week has come to an end so fast! We had so many new and fun things this week!! On Saturday night at BA we had an under night with the 4th graders. We learned new things about Israel as a startup country and danced to some Israeli music. We also decorated…

Lir Blog – 2.7.19

What a nice and chill week we had. It started off with my first time ever Super Bowl game. It was a very unique American experience when I got to know the two teams – the Cheaters (the Patriots) and the Leavers (the Rams), I had a fun time with my friends and I’m glad…

Snir Blog – 2.7.19

The Tasting Continues! At Shaare Emeth Early Childhood Center, we continued trying new Israeli Snacks and Food! This week: Bissli – a bread crusts snack, Pop Rocks Chocolate, and Israeli Waffles! We all gave it 5 Stars! At Shaare Emeth Youth Group Lounge Night, we played Israeli Military game! We even learned some Hebrew through…