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By Hannah Gaventa on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:05:26 AM

There’s a particular kind of surrealism when you look back at moments in life and almost can’t quite believe the particular event was real. Sometimes though, this occurrence happens during the moment itself. On Friday afternoon, 5th December, I was privileged to shake the hand of the President of the...

By Jenna Zetisky on Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:01:10 AM

Day one and two We arrived in Jerusalem full of anticipation, settled in with some ice-breaker sessions and got to know one another a little better. We also received a warm welcome from Charles Ribakoff, chair of the JDC-Israel Committee who told us how happy he is to have us...

By Max Daniel on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 1:25:51 PM

Made my way to Beltsy today, a place I had only known from a popular American Yiddish theater song I first heard three years ago, never imagining I would ever visit. Managed to teach Hanukah songs to a small group of local retirees. Schmoozed in a mongrel Yiddish-Russian-Hebrew with a...

By Raquel Benguiat on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:44:52 AM

On a sunny and humid day in December 2013, a group of Jewish young adults from San Diego and Mumbai traveled on a full size bus through the windy and narrow roads of Cochin, located in the state of Kerala. It was the second and last day we would spend...

By Raquel Benguiat on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:38:39 AM

Participating in Shabbat services at El Patronato, a beautiful synagogue in Havana, Cuba, was the highlight of my last traveling adventure. My experience included chanting Shabbat prayers among dozens of Jewish locals and visitors, weaving in sections in Spanish sparkled with a charming Cuban accent. The services were led by...

By Elizabeth Haifetz on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 2:27:29 PM

Whether in the United States or all the way across the world in the small country of Georgia, Jewish teens excitedly await the opportunity to meet their peers. For the first time, BBYO has reached out to the Jewish community of Georgia to connect Georgian Jewish youths to the greater...

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