• Summer 2016 Blog Archive

    View group stories & photos from summer 2016!


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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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  • Hot

    Hot. That is the word I would use to describe the Negev (the desert in Israel). We have been in the Negev for 3 nights and we are here for a few more. A main focus we have while we are in this part of the country is desert farming.


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  • Ifs, ideals, and identity

    Every second of every day, I have been asking myself these questions. What if? What if I had grown up in Israel, spoke fluent Hebrew, had Israeli parents? What ideals fit my beliefs- from other cultures, from Judaism? Who am I? And how does this trip affect my identity? As an American, as a Jew?


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  • The Sderot Childhood

    Childhood should be a time of fairy princesses and play pretend, without a worry in the world. This is not the childhood the children in Sderot have experienced. These children have to face a complicated reality: one filled with war, bombings, rockets, fear, and death.


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  • Jewish identity

    A big topic we have been covering the past couple of days in Mitzvah Corps is Jewish identity. How do you choose to worship and how does that play into your everyday life as an American teenager?


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  • Lotem

    We went to Lotem a "nonprofit organization In Israel offering accessible hikes and educational nature activities to children and adults with special needs." Being a person who wants to have a career working with people with special needs , I could not have been more impressed with the programs Lotem has to offer.


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  • 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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