• Chavayot on Bus 1: Yam L’Yam

    The Yam L’Yam (Sea to Sea) hike is one of several elective options, or chavayot, that NFTY in Israel teens choose from to pursue their own interests and make new friends. Learn more at https://nftyisrael.org/north-american-trips/ldor-vdor/ Why I chose Yam l’Yam (Sea to Sea) By Zach Galloway  I chose yam l’yam (sea to sea) for my chavaya […]


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  • Chavayot on Bus 1: Tikkun Olam

    Why I Chose Tikkun Olam By Emmaleah Stapp When it comes to picking a chavaya for the summer, you may find there is an obvious, “easy” option. Meaning, you wouldn’t have to apply effort or the actions involve less physical work. Tikkun Olam may fall under this category of “easy.” I found that many of […]


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  • Chavayot on Bus 1: Gadna

    Why I Chose Gadna By Wellington Rothschild Why did I pick Gadna? A question that gets asked a lot. For me, I come from a military family. The clocks in my home back in Colorado all run on military time, and my father frequently uses military codes for instruction. The military is something I grew […]


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  • Reflections on Going from Prague to Poland

    By Camille Trawick, Bus 5 Participant When I think agriculture, I think Nebraska or Kansas. The Czech Republic had never come to mind. It’s the bread basket of Europe. It reminded me of home and the wheat fields of Texas. However, many things in Prague were very different. Learning that tax was included in prices […]


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  • Our Mitzvah Corps Israel Staff Are Excited!

    Shortly before our teens arrived on Thursday, our staff expressed how excited they are for the summer!


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  • Reflection on Europe

    By Yaniv Rosner Wachs, Bus 5 Staff As we enter Shabbat, I took a moment to reflect on the past week and all of the things that we, the staff and chanichim, did in this intense time in Europe. We came here in order to learn and understand the life of the Jewish community in […]


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  • When I first came to Israel

    By Eliana Gertler, Bus 3 Participant When I first came to Israel it felt like a whole new chapter in my life. I was able to see the palm trees, feel the warm breeze, and it made me feel special, like I was home away from home. I already started to get to know the people […]


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