Meet Gonni Kern – Young Judaea Shlicha for DC/MD/VA

Hi everyone, my name is Gonni Kern and I will be joining Young Judaea as the DC/MD/VA Shlicha at the end of August. I am 22 years old. I was born and raised in Tel Aviv and I have two sisters. I am a sandwich girl. My mother was born on kibbutz and my father was born in the city. …


Living Like a Local In Jerusalem

Traveling allows you to experience and become a part of a different culture, and interning in Israel a great opportunity to immerse yourself! Dana Lidsky and Dorit Bodnick have spent the last 5 weeks living and interning in Jerusalem through the Onward Camp Counselor Program, hosted by Young Judaea. They were more than just tourists- they lived in Israel as …


It Was A Culture Exchange

By: Hannah Ableman I spent my volunteering semester at The Jaffa School in Tel Aviv. Even though the school itself is a Jewish school they recognized that their community has a big Arab population because of its location. A main focus of the school is to teach both sides of things- they don’t just have Hebrew classes, they also have …


Making The Most Of Everyday Moments

By: Rebecca Tauber, Recent Year Course Alumna If you spot me wearing headphones on a bus ride to a tiyul or seminar, chances are I’m listening to a podcast. Israel Story is a show that seeks to tell the everyday stories of Israel. This idea is what kept coming to mind when reflecting on this year. I realized that the …


Young Judaea Passover Resources

We thought you might find these Passover resources helpful in celebrating and thinking about Passover in the most Judaean way possible.  (NOTE:  The views expressed in these Hagaddot or resources represent the personal or organizational views of the author or sponsoring organization only. Young Judaea Global, Inc. does not endorse this content.) Seder Hashachar – While growing up in YJ, …


YJ Pittsburgh and Cincinnati Shabbaton: A Great Success!

We had an incredibly successful Shabbaton in Pittsburgh March 3-4, 2017. Themed around “Rites of Passage” the Bogrim led 3 exceptional peulot that had children engaged physically and mentally. The Bogrim also spent time reflecting on how to make T’fila more engaging and had a wonderful Saturday morning service where the children spent an equal amount of time praying and …


AWB Blast from the Past – AWB New Orleans 2012

My name is Eddie and this is my third AWB to New Orleans. Today we visited Apostolic Outreach Center to help with the community garden. We started the day by turning up topsoil in the flowerbeds and compost piles. We then went inside to hear from Master Gardener, Debera Surtain. She told us the story behind the garden and her …





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