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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...

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...

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...

Snir Blog – December 7, 2018

Happy Hanukkah! This week we had a lot of activities for Hanukkah! At Kol Rinah Early Childhood Center, we made candle headbands and we colored them! And at Sunday School, we had Israel Defense Force (IDF) day! We learned about the different brigades and units, we...

Lir Blog – December 7, 2018

Happy Hanukkah everyone!! This week at Sunday school at United Hebrew, we learned about a special event that happened 71 years ago – November 29, 1947 – The Partition Plan. It is the date that The United Nations General Assembly approved a plan for the partition...

Israel Legislative Mission Log: Day 5

Day 5: Ramallah and Jerusalem   Today we were greeted by chilly weather and constant rain, but in spite of this we carried on with an ambitious agenda. Our first stop was across the check point into the West Bank where our guide, a Palestinian-American journalist for...

Israel Legislative Mission Log: Day 4

Above: Dinner with MK Yoel Hasson (Deputy Speaker of Knesset) Day 4: Nazareth and Jerusalem   Today was dedicated to discussions around national security and domestic issues facing Israelis. In the morning we had an opportunity to receive a security briefing from an...