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The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 8

Written by Seth Albin Today, we started with another wonderful Israeli breakfast and had our PCR tests in anticipation of coming home. After breakfast, we hopped on the bus and headed to the Max Rayne Hand in Hand School Jerusalem, which was opened in 1998. On the way to the school, we learned about the…

The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 7

Written by Todd Nissenholtz Today was an extremely busy, educational, and relaxing day! We started out at Masada, where we learned the history of the mountain fortress and the attack of the Romans who overtook the Jews, but not before the Jews committed mass suicide in order to avoid their fate of torcher and slavery….

The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 6

Written Jennifer Lederman There is no better way to spend Shabbat than in Jerusalem. After an amazing, breakfast we started our day by walking to meet Rabbi Shimon for a tour of synagogues in the area. Along the way our conversant and very knowledgeable tour guide identified points of interest as we walked to meet…

The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 5

Written by Lea-Rachel Kosnik The morning, began with an early breakfast and checkout from our cabins at Kibbutz Dalia in Yokneam, then it was onto the bus for our drive to Jerusalem! On the way we learned important history from our guide, Yona, aided by his informativeand colorful maps. We stopped midway on our journey…

The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 4

Written by Risa Brown Wow! What a day we had today. We started our morning off with a tour of Kibbutz Dalia. Moshe was our amazing tour guide. He has lived on the Kibbutz his whole life. Kibbutz Dalia started in 1939, and he was born in 1941. Next, we went to the Shvilim Center….

The Rubin Israel Experience – Day 3

Written by Risa Brown As sad as we were to leave Tel Aviv, we were excited for our next experience. After another delicious breakfast, we headed to Rabin Square Memorial. Yona shared the history of this monument with us as well as the legacy of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. We headed north along the coast…

The Rubin Israel Experience – Days 1 & 2

Written by Helen Petty After a 7 am flight from St. Louis, a six-hour layover in Newark , plus one overnight 10 hour flight to Tel Aviv on the biggest airplane I’ve ever seen we finally made it to Israel! It took some time to get out of the airport because of the new Covid…

Taking Action to Help an Israel Under Attack

A Message from Mark Wilf, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Eric Fingerhut, President & CEO The Jewish Federations of North America Perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised, but the outbreak of fighting in Israel still shook us up this week. We had been focused on reopening after the Covid pandemic, working to make…