Activities

Israeli Indecision 2013

Ask an Israeli about the conflict, they will likely say, “it’s complicated.” Ask the same Israeli about the upcoming election, the most divulging reaction might be an eye-roll. Parliamentary systems, … More…

January 8th, 2013 Activities, Political

You Say Tomato…

“It took a while for me to get comfortable,” commented Rabbi Jonathan Stein of Shaaray Tefila of Manhattan and current CCAR President, after his stint as a tomato farmer at … More…

December 3rd, 2012 Activities, Places, South

Care Packages

During these tough times, it’s easy to wring our hands or try doing something good and helpful. From sending care packages to soldiers to engaging a reservist in a conversation … More…

November 20th, 2012 Activities

Montefiore’s Mill

It was an act of Jerusalem serendipity that restored the city’s Montefiore windmill this summer. Built in 1855  by Moses Montefiore, the English banker and philanthropist who financed the establishment … More…

October 23rd, 2012 Activities, Places

A Synagogue and its Travels

It’s September 2012, the week before Rosh Hashana and Rabbi Heidi Cohen is already thinking about her synagogue’s next trip to Israel, her fourth since joining Temple Beth Sholom in … More…

September 20th, 2012 Activities, Travel

Vacation ideas 101

Sometimes the best vacations are those taken in your proverbial backyard, even if Israel isn’t your particular back garden. Look beyond the archeological digs, ancient cisterns and tourist sites for … More…

June 27th, 2012 Activities, Travel

This land is our land

The month of April always brings Israelis out of their homes and roaming across the land, as Passover and then Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day — following in quick succession … More…

April 25th, 2012 Activities, Places, Travel

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