Posted February 5th, 2013
By Benson Ansell, Yahel Social Change
So Yahel has traveled North,
Guided on our journey forth,
Posted January 29th, 2013
By Elisabeth Hacker, Israel Teaching Fellows - Israel Pathways
When I was preparing to write this speech, I decided to do a quick Rabbi Google search for attention grabbers.
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Posted January 18th, 2013
Erica Mitchell, Yahel Social Change Program
After graduating from college, I wanted to take at least one year off before deciding on a career. I wanted to experience something new and different and also wished to be of service and give back. I looked into programs from Africa to India, when I came across something that stood out. But, it was located in Israel. To me, Israel meant Zionist Judaism.
Posted January 15th, 2013
By Jenn Handel, Israel Teaching Fellows
So what does a young American Jew with a bachelor’s degree in education and a Master’s degree in liberal arts do after the endless battle of job hunting?
Well move to Israel, of course!
Now that might sound a little crazy, but that’s exactly what I did—though it was never part of my life plan.
Posted January 14th, 2013
By Danielle Longo, Israel Teaching Fellows
Growing up as a Conservative Jew in a suburb of Detroit, I knew the basics about Judaism and Israel.
I attended Hillel Day School, celebrated holidays, went to shul, and believed in God.
But at 17, my dad passed away and I pushed my religion aside.
Posted January 7th, 2013
By Dan Kassner, Israel Teaching Fellows
Education is something that is experienced and shared universally.
Yet, education means very different things to different people.
Posted November 5th, 2012
By Lauren Rosenblum, Israel Teeaching Fellows
I finally started teaching last week, and it's been a great learning experience so far. I am working with Noa and Keren (our Israeli peer who joins us once a week) at the Ramat Alon School, an elementary school in the neighborhood of Sharona in Rehovot.
Posted October 24th, 2012
By Alex Willick, Otzma
This is what I’m doing for my first three months in Israel. I’m an assistant coach for the middle school’s basketball team in the town in which I live (Karmi’el). How I wound up in this position is a funny story in itself.