Thank you Kfar Noar Hodayot: Cami Apt

We wanted to write this letter because we couldn’t help but to express our gratitude towards all of you for everything you did for us! Receiving us, giving us a place to stay and giving us food is such a tremendous chessed. You had no obligation and you did not even know us! Thank you... Continue Reading →

A Yom Hashoa Like No Other

Yesterday was Yom Hashoa--Israel's national Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Judaism, the day begins at night, and in the few hours leading up to the eve of the night marking the beginning of Yom Hashoa, we listened to a Holocaust survivor speak about her story.   Afterwards, we learned about the last words that many Jews... Continue Reading →

Senior Center

What do you do at your internship? I sing to the elderly at the local old age in Kibbutz Yavne. We sing a mix of your typical kumzitz songs (Like Tov Lehodot or Kol Haolam Kulo) along with a bunch of Israeli classics (Halleluyah, Yachad Lev El Lev.) -Yvette Teitelbaum Do you have any stories?... Continue Reading →

Art Chug

Why did you decide to do this internship? I chose to do this because I have always loved art my whole life and it gives me a chance to get to do it and to do it with kids. Art is a great way for kids to bring out their creativity and I am very... Continue Reading →

Parshat Pekudei: Claire Segal

Claire Segal, Bucks County, Pennsylvania   Let me tell you a quick fairytale: Once upon a time in a land not so far away, there was a king. The king threw a party, got drunk, executed his wife, woke up sober, and regretted his decision. He then demanded that every maiden of the land be... Continue Reading →

Parshat Pekudei: Tamar Dallal

Shabbat shalom, everyone! Now, I know a dvar torah doesn't HAVE to connect to the parsha, but it's happening. This week's parsha, if you didn't already know, is Parshat Pekudei, the final parsha in sefer Shmot. The sefer concludes with this account of the mishkan and its other miscellaneous fastenings. Now, although we are in... Continue Reading →

Parshat Pekudei: Yakira Ossip

Parshat Pekudei begins with a survey of the money and materials donated to the Mishkan. It is the Torah’s way of teaching us the need for financial transparency. We learn something about Jewish nature from both last week and this week’s parsha. Hashem told Moshe to ask Bnei Yisrael to make contributions. Some brought gold,... Continue Reading →

Introducing… Night Seder!

After many requests, here it is: drumroll please... Night Seder! Now you may be thinking, Isn't the seder always at night? Yes, it is. Night Seder in this context means night classes. This introduction to night seder includes three slots during the week when students can have optional chavrutot with friends. Here are merely a... Continue Reading →

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