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Lir’s Farewell Speech

Good evening everyone. I’m a little bit excited so with your permission, I will read what I wrote to you all. Almost a year ago, I started this journey: one girl, with two suitcases, a great ambition mixed with fear from the unknown and with a great sense of mission. Leaving my home, my family,…

Snir’s Farewell Speech

“אם יוצאים מגיעים למקומות נפלאים” This is the first sentence in the Hebrew version of the book “Oh, the places you’ll go” by Dr. Seuss. It means “If you go on Journeys, You’ll get to wonderful places”. That’s the phrase I had in my mind when we started boarding on the Plane on August 28th,…

Lir Blog – June 12, 2019

OMG! I can’t believe that this is actually the end of this school year. The past couple weeks were WONDERFUL! We had the last programs in the ECC of United Hebrew and Bnai Amoona. The last program in BAUSY and NFTYUH. The last programs in religious school and Sunday school. Each and every last program…

Snir Blog – June 12, 2019

These last two weeks were our last weeks working at Shaare Emeth and Kol Rinah’s Religious Schools. It was very exciting but also very sad. I want to thank everyone at each of these amazing congregations for making this experience unforgettable! It was the best year I have ever had and I am so grateful…

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…

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…