Adventures Up North – Rebecca Tauber (Year Course 2016-2017)

The past two weeks I have taken two trips to what is slowly becoming my favorite part of Israel: the north, specifically the Kineret, and the Golan. First, as part of the tiyul track, we went to the Golan for hiking, swimming, and wine tasting. The sights were beautiful and the water was refreshing. In between hikes, we slept on …


Dasha Gorenshteyn – Havura Representative

My name is Daniela (Dasha) Gorenshteyn and I’m currently a senior at Pope High School in Marietta, Georgia.  Growing up in a house that is primarily Russian speaking had definitely shaped me into who I am today.  Being Russian and speaking Russian at home as well as at TY’s Havurah program has taught me more about myself than anything else …


Rachel Powell – Social Action Programmer

Hi everyone, my name is Rachel Powell, and I will be your Social Action Programmer for the year. My mom, Julie Kolman Powell, was very involved in Young Judaea. I guess that is what got me to go to camp. However, that is not why I choose to be involved. I choose to be involved because Young Judaea has given …


Raccia Abramson – Pirsum

Hey! My name is Raccia Abramson and I’m serving on the National Mazkirut as Pirsum. I first became involved in Young Judaea in 2008 when I attended my first summer at CYJ Sprout Lake, following in my mother’s and older brother’s footsteps. Starting my first summer there, I knew I had found myself a place in a very special community. …


Eliana Sarfati-Magill – Ofarim/Tzofim Programmer

My name is Eliana Sarfati-Magill, but more or less everyone in YJ calls me Eli (eh-lee). From Brooklyn New York born and raised and I’ve lived in the same house since day one. I’m the national OTP (Offarim tzofim programmer), this means many things, one of which being that I identify as a fun-loving hooligan. A motto of mine is …


Noa Krakow – Administrative Vice President

What’s Kraka-Lakin Young Judaea? My name is Noa Krakow and I’m from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I’m beyond excited to serve as this year’s 2016-2017 National Administrative Vice President. When I’m not planning YJ events, you can find me dancing, color coding my notes for school, and on a rare occasion sleeping. I’m an avid believer of the ‘Paul McCartney’ conspiracy theory …


Mikayla Carno-Harf – Bogrim Programmer

Hi, My Name is Mikayla Carno Harf I am from Cleveland, Ohio. I have been involved with Young Judaea since 3rd grade, even though I wanted to start before 2nd grade but my mom would let me. This was probably a good decision on her part because I have not stopped talking about YJ ever since then. I have served …


Kayla Lesch – National Mazkira

I’m Kayla Lesch and I am very honored and excited to serve as the 2016-2017 National Mazkira. I’m from Evanston, Illinois and a proud Midwestie. Young Judaeans love their regional pride and Midwest is clearly the best. I mean, it even rhymes. When I’m not flying back and forth between Chicago and New York for Young Judaea events, you can …


Three Shots – Jane Dechtiar Young Judaea Shlicha

Last week marked the Hebrew anniversary of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. It has been twenty years since one of the most horrible tragedies in the short history of the State of Israel. 1995 was a year that overflowed with tragic events. I was ten years old; and the feeling that I remember most was the fear in …


Kibbutz Ketura

What does it feel like to live on kibbutz? Personally I really like it; you grow up in a very caring environment and are supported by a very good education. By age 13 you have a bar or bat mitzvah with all your relatives and by age 14 you get a job (I think that’s an amazing skill that not …





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