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Lir Blog – May 17, 2019

Hello everyone – this week went by so fast! On Monday all of the Shlichim and I met the Chairman of the Jewish Agency Isaac Herzog. We listened to him talk about the Jewish Agency and what he believes that we as a Jewish community can do. He gave a very interesting lecture later that…

Snir Blog – May 17, 2019

Eurovision! This week we had lots of activities for the biggest song contest in the world, that this year took place in Tel Aviv, Israel!! At Kol Rinah Religious School, we had a special activity with facts on the Eurovision, a game, and we watched together the opening clip of the song that won last…

Lir Blog – May 15, 2019

Wow what a CRAZY week we had! It started off on last Thursday with Yom HaShoah – the Israeli Holocaust Day. Then on Friday at the services at United Hebrew congregation it was the Israel Shabbat dinner with a nice Israeli dinner and a different service (more Israeli ;)) it was very cool! On Sunday…

Snir Blog – May 15, 2019

Yom Ha’Atzmaut! This week we had lots of special Israeli Activities. Starting with Yom HaZikaron on Tuesday, we joined the Memorial Day Ceremony at The J. It was very powerful. On Wednesday, we had the community wide Yom Ha’Atzmaut Celebration! It was very fun and exciting to celebrate Independence Day for the first time outside…

Poet, author Joy Ladin explores Torah through the lens of transgender experience

The Center for Jewish Learning presents Community Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Joy Ladin for a trio of events to discuss her poetry, her most recent book “The Soul of the Stranger: Reading God and Torah from a Transgender Perspective,” and to facilitate a learning session entitled “Reading Torah Through the Lens of Transgender Experience.” In 2007, Joy…

Lir Blog – May 3, 2019

I can’t believe we are getting so close to the end of the school year!! On Sunday at Bnai Amoona we learned new Israeli slang like ‘sababa’, ’yallah’ and try to speak with it. After Sunday school we had a fun activity for the 678 graders. We went go-carting! it was so nice to spent…

Snir Bog – May 3, 2019

This week, we had many special activities! On Monday, I had an adult program about the Israeli elections, together with Rabbi Zinn. I want to thank everyone who came and shared their opinions about the Israeli politics. It was very interesting! At Shaare Emeth Early Childhood Center, we read the Israeli Children’s book “Eliezer and…

Lir Blog – April 28, 2019

Happy Passover and hello everyone! This week I tried some new things! For example – an American Passover Seder! Which was very different from the Seder in Israel but I liked it and it was super fun! On Saturday, there was a congregational Passover Seder at Bnai Amoona! There were a lot of people and…

Snir Blog – April 28, 2019

This week we had lots of activities for Passover! First of all, I had a Seder twice for the first time! One time with the Rosens, my host family! It was very different than an Israeli one, but it was very fun! The second Seder was at Shaare Emeth with the community, it was great!…

Lir Blog – April 22, 2019

Hey everyone! What busy two weeks I had!!! It started off with the NFTY spring Chavurah in Kansas City, which was super fun! We met with the kids that are part of the Missouri valley region. It was my third and last convention and I’m glad I got the chance to spend it with everyone!…