my fraternity is involved and sponsoring another fraternity's hurricane relief gala
my friends and i hosted a 21+ shabbat
i am on the masa email list and hope to do it after college
sat in on my friends hebrew class
beneath the helmet is a powerful and important movie about soldiers in the idf
reflected on israel programs with other participants
going to a birthright group friendsgiving tonight
went to chabad house on campus last friday for shabbat
israeli salad is a staple side dish for most of my meals!
i did onward israel last summer and it is a masa program. i loved it!
went to challah for hunger and made challah
My Hebrew name is Nachum Leb. Nachum means "comfort" and Leb means "heart." I was given this name in honor of my great-grandfather.
I learned that J Swipe can be a modern way to meet other Jewish singles in your area! Yes, I would recommend it if you don't feel like meeting people in person.
I chose to interview with my friend Michal, and we spoke over the phone. She moved here when she was five years old. She claims that moving here at such a young age has given her some confusion over her Israeli identity. However, she considered both Israel and America her homes and she loves to spend time in both countries. I learned that one can consider both America and Israel their home.
I read "Interfaith Respect is Vital" by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks. http://rabbisacks.org/credo-interfaith-respect-is-vital/
I resonated most with when he said that there are many paths to G-d's presence. I totally agree. We all need to respect and celebrate each other's differences. I will apply this by taking interest in my non-Jewish friends' faiths.
I interviewed my maternal grandmother, who I call Bubbie. She told me that in the early 20th century, her parents were living with their first child, my late Great Aunt Sarah, in a village outside of Kiev. In order to escape the pogroms, they decided to immigrate to America. They walked from city to city holding their young child until they made it to Paris, where they took a boat to America and settled in Philadelphia.
I also interviewed my mom. To this day, we maintain a traditional instilled by her grandmother where we eat grapes and honey cake on Rosh Hashanah, in addition to apples and honey. I plan to eventually raise Jewish children so I can pass down this story and tradition.
I learned that the Israeli government has issued more regulations on banking, particularly concerning activity in foreign countries. I also learned that in 2014, Bank Leumi agreed to pay about $400 million to US regulators to settle a criminal probe. Wow!
In Parashat Bereshit, G-d creates the world. After Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit, they are banished from the Garden of Eden. Later Cain kills Abel. G-d then considers destroying all of Creation.
The most important part of this parsha, in my opinion, is that G-d did not destroy the world. Everyone always deserves a second chance.
I attended s Shacharit service at Pitt Chabad. Yes I would go back because I like the welcoming community.
My favorite activity in Israel was when we had alone time in the Negev desert at night near the Bedouin tent. I saw the most beautiful night sky I have ever seen and I had so much time to reflect and feel at peace.
It was so nice to see everyone! We updated each other on our lives and talked about how much we miss everyone!
I was 13. My Torah portion was Tazria-Metzora, which is about many things including the purification process if one obtains leprosy. Since I know Miriam obtained leprosy for gossiping, I talked about how gossiping is bad. I feel good about my Bar Mitzvah ceremony because I worked hard and I will remember it forever.
I visited the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia. I learned that the epicenter of American Jewish life was in Charleston, SC in colonial days. I also learned that Jews have historically been very much apart of the film industry. This is because sound film was considered a risky venture, but many Jewish immigrants took the risk and became successful! This museum made me proud to be a Jew and an American. Jewish history and American history are intertwined.
I chose to make shakshuka. I chose shakshuka because it was my favorite dish in Israel. It was pretty easy to make! I sauteed some onions and peppers, added some tomato sauce and allowed it to reduce, and then cracked in a few eggs. It was obviously not the most authentic shakshuka but still delicious!
I chose to make shakshuka. I chose shakshuka because it ws my favorite dish in Israel. It was pretty easy to make! I sauteed some onions and peppers, added some tomato sauce and allowed it to reduce, and then cracked in a few eggs. It was obviously not the most authentic shakshuka but still delicious!
I washed my hands while at Chabad for Shabbat dinner. It was not my first time. But it was nice to feel clean before eating and to take part in a Jewish ritual.
I liked this page because JNF plants a lot of trees in Israel and does other good environmental work. I care a lot about the environment.
I enjoyed the experience. I attended a Shabbat dinner at Hillel JUC. I ate some sort of vegetarian dish. I saw a lot of other students also eating dinner. My favorite part was honoring Shabbat with friends. Yes, I plan to go back to Hillel for Shabbat dinner again.
I enjoyed the Hillel/Chabad unity Rosh Hashanah dinner. Although I could not celebrate the holiday with my family, I was able to eat good food and be surrounded by friends.
My new years resolution is to focus on enjoying the moment and worrying less about the future
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