• Welcome Families! Learn more about how to stay in touch this summer

    As your family prepares for your son or daughter to participate in this incredible opportunity, we want to take a moment to share with you how you can stay in touch and share in their experience this summer.


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  • Remembering

    The things that have happened here we will cherish for a lifetime. From small to big memories, this trip has changed us for the better. As we remember our trip, we are also trying to forget that soon we will be leaving the place and people that we have grown to love over the past 5 weeks.


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  • L’Hitraot from Rabbi Kirschen

    On behalf of NFTY in Israel, again thank you for sharing your remarkable young people with us this summer. It was privilege to learn with them, take care of them, and grow with them over these past weeks. Rabbi Isaac in the Talmud said, "I have learned much from my teachers, and even more from my friends, but the most I have learned, is from are my students.” We have learned much from these participants this summer, and now that they are home, we are sure you will too.


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  • A Conversation from Two Sides of the Jewish World

    This Shabbat will be the last Shabbat in Israel for our groups after five weeks of walking through three thousand years of the Jewish story. As I observe our participants at the end of this journey, they look very very tired but nevertheless very fulfilled.


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  • Last Shabbat

    As our final week on the NFTY in Israel program comes to a close, I and my Crane Lake peers have gotten a chance to look closely at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from multiple points of view. We began our week with a discussion about Syria and the complex and devastating conflict occurring there, with the view of a small Syrian city and the sound of bombs going off in the background.


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  • Hey Eisner, Shabbat shalom!

    By Becca Diamond This week, we began to focus on the current day Israel. We began by welcoming Israeli teens into our group. This gives us the chance to see Israel from their eyes while also showing them how we practice Judaism as American Jews. We spent a fun day together swimming and riding boats […]


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  • Shabbat Shalom, Camp Harlam!

    This is very sentimental Shabbat letter as it will be our last one for the summer. Come Sunday we will be leaving Israel to return to Philadelphia. Our time in Israel has been unbelievable and we will definitely miss it tremendously.


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  • Final Thoughts

    It may not be obvious now, but this trip changed us. It affected us. Personally, I discovered my love for pineapple juice. I recognized my obsession with my Nalgene water bottle. I learned important Jewish values and realized how easy it is for me to make a difference in the world around me.


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