Young Judaea Israel Program’s Community Manager   Job Description:  The Young Judaea Israel’s Program Community/Content Manager will develop and build an integrated global digital presence that advances YJI programs, as part of YJI marketing and recruiting efforts. The Community Manager will report to the Director of Marketing, creating and implementing an online communication strategy to increase YJI visibility and create new leads for YJI’s programs.  Responsibilities:  Work …


A Letter from Young Judaea’s National Mazkirut

Shalom L’kulam, Kehilla, community, is and has always been a pillar of our great Movement and as 2018 kicks into gear and we excitedly continue the second half of our term, the National Mazkirut would like to elaborate on just that. This has already been an incredible year for our beloved Movement. From a new approach to Alternative Winter Break …


Jerusalem: City of Faith – Danielle Kapustin

After visiting the holy sites of all three Abrahamic religions around Jerusalem this semester, we were presented with a final question: “Is religion the source of all conflict in the world?” If you watch the news lately, you might be led to think that it is to blame. However, I think religion is just an easy target for the underlying …


Staff Reflection: Sharon Schoenfeld

This past Thursday, as our teens stood next to Wilhelmenia Hickson’s tiny house in Lake City, South Carolina, it was clear they were ready for action. Although not as cold as what our friends were facing in the Northeast, it was still quite chilly. While I grumbled a bit in my own head about the temperature, the teens were completely …


There Are No Small Jobs

Today, we volunteered at what was essentially a giant Christmas party for those of Charleston that were in need in one way or another.  I chose to help out with “maintenance” –  essentially to pick up garbage. This gave me a opportunity to look around and see everything, as opposed to being in one place. I was not particularly surprised …


Branching Out

As an active member in Young Judaea, I’m incredibly passionate about our programming. We write, lead, and participate in great peulot and educational activities. Today we participated in an educational activity lead by the Transformative Teaching Collective. This cooperative promotes social justice based education in South Carolina. Naturally, I was skeptical at the idea that another group from outside of …


It’s Worth the Struggle

This is my third time on AWB, and this trip has stood out to me in particular. Why? It’s because we dove into the heart of one of society’s pressing issues, one that questions an ideology that Americans have struggled with for over 200 years. . . racism. The educational programs have gotten me to think a lot more about …


Simple and Blunt Intentions

Today AWB volunteered at a Christmas Party for underprivileged families, with the hope of providing gifts, haircuts, and some holiday cheer to them. Most of the students were working with children in the carnival area of the ‘Birthday Party for Jesus’. I chose to work with kids at the Face Painting station. Overall, the experience was one of joyousness and …


Feliz Navidad

I had many different experiences and emotions throughout the day after being chosen  to be a translator for Spanish speakers at the gift-giving station at the Without Walls Christmas Party.  At varying points in the day, I felt: happy, fulfilling and grateful, while at other times I felt frustrated and shocked. I heard a number of racist comments towards the …


Sports is a Place of Community

Today, the first full day of the 2017 AWB trip to Charleston, we volunteered at a party open to anyone inside the community who wished to come. This party was run by an organization called Without Walls. This is a Christian based organization that holds this event every year for Christmas. At the event, volunteers give out presents to kids …





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