In High School I had to read Night by Elie Wiesel. The story details his time in the Buna work camp. Elie emphasized the comfort the Jews brought each other through their joint faith and care for one another.
My favorite and most meaningful moment on the trip was at the Bedouin tents, when we walked out into the desert to see the stars without any light pollution. It was my favorite moment because it was really something that you'll never be able to experience in the same way ever again, anywhere else.
I went to a Jewish concert in Israel on Tel Aviv day. We spent the day at a comedy show, and then at a drumming show and closed it out with the concert. It was fun to compare what experiences like that are like in Israel vs. America.
For this post I interviewed my father. Growing up his family wasn't particularly religious and, like me, he went to his cousins house to celebrate Jewish holidays. He said "the most Jewish thing I did was eat Matzah Ball soup" (this is still true.) Because my family is of mixed faith and neither of my parents are religious, we celebrate our Judaism with our cousins and my Aunt and Uncle, who practice more often than we do, and therefore all of the kids of the family have the opportunity to be exposed to both my mothers original religion, and Judaism.
I read The Book Thief for English class in High school. It's about Liesel, a young girl growing up in Nazi Germany, who's family is harboring a Jewish boy name Max. The book provided insight to what life was like for German citizens during WWII.
The film is called "Follow Me: the Yoni Netanyahu story." The movie was really well made, 10/10 recommend.
My new years resolution is to hang out with Everett more
I hope to learn some basic hebrew words at least. I would recommend it to my friends who are trying to learn Hebrew specifically, but also DuoLingo.
I liked it for the points, but i think its a good opportunity
I liked this for the points
I attended Shabbat at Hillel JUC a couple of weeks ago with some of the birthright fam. We ate falafel and couscous. My favorite part was seeing everyone (s/o Matt and Elina <3 <3) and I definitely will be doing it again.
I attended on Wednesday September 20th. I was in class during the services but I came to the meal afterwards with friends, it was a great experience and the food was my favorite part!
I liked this organization for the points, sorry
This was Emma's Birthday party! So we mostly discussed that. It was great to see everyone and celebrate.
BIH - Read a Book
This was supposed to be Spiced Israeli Honey Date Cake, I chose this dish because my grandmother used to make something like it. The ingredient preparation process was a breeze however while it was cooking I fell asleep watching Scandal and forgot about it :( sorry I'm not in the picture, was a little too embarrassed. Almost burnt the house down.
It was great to see everyone, especially the people I don't see often! We talked about a variety of different things but mostly the BIH program.
I liked this organization for the points, but also it's a cool organization to take advantage of post college.
I chose to like this organization for the points, but also it's a cool concept.
Hoping to find a NJB to bring home to gran, I wouldn't recommend to my friends since they're mostly catholic.
At this event we all went to a dinner hosted at Hillel by Matt and Elina! Matt gave a presentation on the BIH program and we all discussed the different ways to get points.
It was great! We got together for Craig's birthday, and mostly discussed what we'd been up to since the trip.
It was great! We got together for Craigs birthday, and mostly discussed what we'd been up to since the trip.
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AboutThe 100 Point Challenge is an opportunity for returning Taglit-Birthright participants to TRY a variety of Jewish activities, find those activities that they LOVE and want to continue to LIVE. Bring Israel Home participants can choose to complete any Jewish activity that speaks to them to earn 100 points. 75% or more of the American participants in a participating Taglit-Birthright bus must earn 100 points on the Bring Israel Home website within three months after returning from their Taglit-Birthright experience to earn a Bring Israel Home weekend reunion. All those participants who earn 100 points of Jewish activity are eligible for the weekend reunion. The Bring Israel Home 100 Point Challenge is divided into two milestones. Participants must earn 50 points within the first month of returning from their Taglit-Birthright experience to qualify for the following milestone. After achieving the first milestone, participants have two months to earn their final 50 points of Jewish activity. The milestones are clearly outlines below:MilestonesMilestone 1: 75% of a Taglit-Birthright bus must complete 50 points of Jewish activity in the first month after returning from their Taglit-Birthright experience. Milestone 2: 75% of a Taglit-Birthright bus must complete 100 points of Jewish activity in the two months after achieving Milestone 1. Please Note: Israeli participants should be completing 100 points of Jewish activity with their fellow American participants to be eligible to be flown in to the United States for the Bring Israel Home weekend. However, Israeli participants are not included as part of the 75% participation needed to achieve a milestone.
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