Gov't approves 417 million shekel aid package for Sderot, towns adjacent to Gaza | JPost | Israel News

Gov’t approves 417 million shekel aid package for Sderot, towns adjacent to Gaza | JPost | Israel Newshttp://www.jpost.com/Business/Business-News/Israel-approves-417-million-shekel-aid-package-for-Sderot-towns-adjacent-to-Gaza-362592Moshik Toledano, the director of Young Judaea Israel, said that thus far the rockets haven’t affected enrollment for its Year Course gap-year program, and participants in its summer programs were staying strong.

Bay Area visitors to Holy Land: heavy emotions, anxious parents back home | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California

Bay Area visitors to Holy Land: heavy emotions, anxious parents back home | j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern Californiahttp://www.jweekly.com/article/full/72055/bay-area-visitors-to-holy-land-heavy-emotions-anxious-parents-back-home/Landesman said Young Judaea has been sending her regular security updates, reassuring parents that all is well. She is not worried for her son’s safety.

As Rockets Rain, Local Teens In Israel Stay Vigilant | The Jewish Week

As Rockets Rain, Local Teens In Israel Stay Vigilant | The Jewish Weekhttp://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york/rockets-rain-local-teens-israel-stay-vigilantYoung Judaea, the oldest Zionist youth movement in the U.S., currently has two groups in Israel, each with 40 American high-school students. None of the students have left the program.

An Outsider Couldn't Understand - CNN iReport

An Outsider Couldn’t Understand – CNN iReporthttp://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1154445There is a saying in Hebrew: “Zar Lo Yavin” – which means that an outsider to our culture could not understand. So I will try to explain.

Former St. Louisan and Year Course alumni who joined IDF injured in Gaza combat - St. Louis Jewish Light: Local News - Former St. Louisan who joined IDF injured in Gaza combat: Local News

Former St. Louisan and Year Course alumni who joined IDF injured in Gaza combat – St. Louis Jewish Light: Local News – Former St. Louisan who joined IDF injured in Gaza combat: Local Newshttp://www.stljewishlight.com/news/local/article_449dac26-12d0-11e4-bca0-0019bb2963f4.htmlA former St. Louisan who made aliyah in 2012 and joined the Israel Defense Forces was injured early Wednesday in combat operations in Gaza.

Six Year Course Alumni creat Change the Brand | Israel, the way you see it

Six Year Course Alumni creat Change the Brand | Israel, the way you see ithttp://changethebrand.com/Israel, the way you see it

Texas students home safe after Israel visit - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Texas students home safe after Israel visit – MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sportshttp://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/26077900/texas-students-home-safe-after-israel-visit43 Texas students are home safe after visiting Israel when the fighting began.

Enough | Ilana Stein | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israel

Enough | Ilana Stein | Ops & Blogs | The Times of Israelhttp://blogs.timesofisrael.com/enough/I am filled with grief. My heart aches every time I hear news reports about soldiers being wounded and……

Teens return safely from Israel with more knowledge of region - Houston Chronicle

Teens return safely from Israel with more knowledge of region – Houston Chroniclehttp://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Teens-return-safely-from-Israel-with-more-5636800.phpThe Israeli-Palestinian conflict was just starting to heat up when a group of 43 Houston teens left for a trip to the Jewish homeland. While in Israel, after listening to someone on each side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflictshare their opinions, one Houston teen said his perspective has changed and he will never watch the news the same way again.

Houston students return safely from trip to Israel | abc13.com

Houston students return safely from trip to Israel | abc13.comhttp://abc13.com/news/houston-students-return-safely-from-trip-to-israel/205717/Missiles have been fired back and forth between Israel and Hamas for nearly two weeks. And yet for the students, this has been a trip of a lifetime — one without hearing a warning siren or having to seek shelter.

Observant Women Make Tzitzit — and Stir Controversy – Forward.com

Observant Women Make Tzitzit — and Stir Controversy – Forward.comhttp://forward.com/articles/196159/observant-women-make-tzitzit-and-stir-controvers/More women are seeking an equal role in Jewish ritual by making and tying tzitzit. A Princeton University student has formed a group to lead the push into this once-male realm.

After Anne Heyman's Death, Heartbroken Family Picks Up Torch in Rwanda – Forward.com

After Anne Heyman’s Death, Heartbroken Family Picks Up Torch in Rwanda – Forward.comhttp://forward.com/articles/193061/after-anne-heymans-death-heartbroken-family-picks/Anne Heyman’s family has just finished sitting shiva for her. But they’re already taking steps to make sure her legacy of caring for Rwanda’s genocide orphans never dies.
A worthwhile ‘gap year’ program | Washington Jewish Weekhttp://washingtonjewishweek.com/11379/a-worthwhile-gap-year-program/The college application process is always stressful, so adding an additional application to the mix might seem like a strange decision, but that’s exactly what I did. While…

Passing the Story of Passover to the Next Generation | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

Passing the Story of Passover to the Next Generation | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.comhttp://www.algemeiner.com/2014/04/14/passing-the-story-of-passover-to-the-next-generation/Storytelling has always been a core tenet of Judaism. Not surprisingly then, some of history’s greatest storytellers are Jews. From the Dubner maggid to Hassidic masters like…

Rank and File - Anglo File Israel News | Haaretz

Rank and File – Anglo File Israel News | Haaretzhttp://www.haaretz.com/weekend/anglo-file/1.582527Zionist TED, cognitive strategies, art of loss.

Gap-Years In Israel As Rx For Jewish Alienation | The Jewish Week

Gap-Years In Israel As Rx For Jewish Alienation | The Jewish Weekhttp://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/gap-years-israel-rx-jewish-alienationI recently led a periodic outside review of the Young Judaea Year Course, the flagship gap-year non-yeshiva program for American teenagers. I discovered a striking but not…

Kosher Chili Cook-Off Builds Jewish Unity Deep in Heart of Texas – Forward.com

Kosher Chili Cook-Off Builds Jewish Unity Deep in Heart of Texas – Forward.comhttp://forward.com/articles/195787/kosher-chili-cook-off-builds-jewish-unity-deep-in/?p=allChili is a religion in Texas. So it’s only fitting that the annual kosher cook-off brings together Jews of all denominations and political stripes.



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