I Thank Therefore I Am ….

I Thank Therefore I Am ….

By Rabbi Rich Kirschen, Director Many of you are familiar with the quote from the great French philosopher Rene Descartes who said, “I think, therefore I am.” It is an interesting concept however, Jewish tradition is somewhat different because our approach is more...
Arriving in Israel

Arriving in Israel

By Lily Gould, Bus 6 Participant As we arrived in Israel after a short plane ride from Warsaw, Poland, excitement filled the air. Everyone was so excited to see Israel, more endearingly known as the “Holy Land.” I had learned about this place throughout my childhood....
Reflections on Auschwitz

Reflections on Auschwitz

By Jacob Schwartz, Bus 6 Participant We started early in the morning, and as we drove through Oswiecim, Poland, we could feel the depressing atmosphere. It was a dreary day, with very gray skies.  When we arrived at Birkenau, I was hit with a solemn sense of dread...