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...
Why I Chose Sea to Sea

Why I Chose Sea to Sea

By Logan Citroen, Bus 4 Participant I chose to participate in Sea to Sea, because the idea of hiking and camping from the Sea of Galilee to the Mediterranean Sea sounded like a once in a lifetime opportunity. Before the trip I wasn’t really sure if I would enjoy...
Why I Chose Gadna

Why I Chose Gadna

By Rachael Metzgar, Bus 4 Participant I would like to preface this with the fact that I am insecure. I don’t often find myself overcoming huge challenges – and that’s exactly why I signed up for Gadna. I wanted to push myself and try new things.  The first day...
On the Wings of Eagles

On the Wings of Eagles

By Rabbi Rich Kirschen, Director So much of our trip this summer is dedicated to experiential Jewish learning and Jewish identity formation. NFTY in Israel presents an itinerary that tells the epic, 3,000-year-old, story of the Jewish people; or what Israelis call...