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Snir Blog – November 2, 2018

This week was very meaningful and busy for me. On Sunday, I was at the vigil for the Pittsburg attack victims together with Lir, my fellow Shinshinit, and we stood together with the rest of our amazing community that came to share love and solidarity. In the following...

Lir Blog – November 2, 2018

Last week a lot of things happened. Things that for me, an 18 year old girl, who came to the USA two months ago, were a surprise. Last Saturday there was a mass shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. An unthinkable killing – a man murdered 11 Jewish people only because...

Day 7 – A day of highs and lows

by Rachel Thimangu Sunday was a day of highs and lows. We reached the heights of Masada and desert dunes, and broke the surface of the Dead Sea, the lowest place on the surface of the Earth. A few hearty souls — Michael, Alan, Aaron, Lizzie, Vickie and Brett — climbed...

Day 6 – Shabbat morning in Jerusalem

by Rachel Thimangu Shabbat morning in Jerusalem, the heart of the Jewish people, brought to mind an old joke: Strand a Jew on a desert island and he’ll build two synagogues - one in which to pray, and the other to say he won’t set foot in. This is a land of deep...

Day 5 – Paths of twists and turns…

by Shelley Greenfield Today started out with another (incredible) breakfast at the Kibbutz after checking out of our guest houses. The breakfast in Israel is like no other - fresh veggies and fruit, various salads, fresh baked bread, hot dishes...it is more like a...

Day 4 – A day filled with mitzvot

by Aaron Wahl Today was a day filled with mitzvot as we visited several organizations that are funded in part by the Jewish Federation of St Louis. We started our day at a senior center called Gil-Or that has about 60 elderly residents visit daily to enjoy lectures,...

Day 3 – Another amazing day!

By Aaron Wahl We set out today on our final adventure in Tel Aviv. We started with a very enlightening conversation with Jerusalem Post Political Corespondent Gil Hoffman. Immediately there was a affinity with our group because his wife graduated from Washington...