Kotel Tales

Kotel Tales

By Loren Sykes, Director of Israel Immersives I have visited the Kotel HaMa’aravi – The Western Wall – more often in the past two weeks than I have in the past four years. One day this week, groups of NFTY in Israel teens saw two very different faces of the kinds of...
Shabbat with My Besties

Shabbat with My Besties

July 11, 2021 By Jake Bardack, Bus 25 Staff After I read a prior blog post to the participants, they adamantly voiced their disapproval of the term ‘the participants’ and suggested the term ‘my besties’ instead, which is what I will be using throughout this blog...
Details, Details, Details…or, What You Might not be Hearing from Your Teen

Details, Details, Details…or, What You Might not be Hearing from Your Teen

By Rabbi Loren Sykes, Director of Israel Immersives The second of this week’s double Torah portion, Matot – Masei, opens with what could be described as a very dry travel blog. Occasionally, there is a verse that provides a small detail about one of the places...