I've already planted a tree in Israel. I planted it with the company called Zo Artzeinu. I don't have a picture of it.
I built one last fall in my backyard for my family, and built my grandparent's sukkah. They are really cool so thats what I love most.
Do this every week
His story was about the separation of him from his family. How he ended up getting a job in the straw shoe factory and then found his brother who ended up giving him food to save his life. He now is safe and surrounded by a large family with 10 grandchildren. It was an inspiring story but also a sad one in that they were separated by how they looked (strong, weak, male, female). I hope this story is lesson to all that no one, no matter who they are deserves to suffer.
Learn about your ancestors -- their names, where they were born, their journey, etc. Show photos if you have any!
My family is from Poland, and I also have family from both Syria and Ukraine.
What traditions do your family keep that have been passed down?
We all wear Tefilin, as our ancestors did.
What defines your Judaism and your family’s Judaism?
Our tradidtion and family gatherings define our appreciation of Judaism.
What will you do to ensure that you keep your Judaism alive?
Teach our children our ways.
During my time in Israel, I was given the privilege to host a couple of my new friends from Birthright for a beautiful Shabbat meal, We had a great time eating delicious Kosher food and talking about the great things we've done since the last time we met. I talked mainly about my trip to Israel with Birthright and how much I truly enjoyed my stay. I would definitely do this again.
One of my most meaningful moments was visiting the Kotel. It made me understand how lucky and grateful I am to be a Jew. This is very important for all Jews to experience and makes Birthright a necessity for all Jews who have never visited Israel before.
Here is my friend and I wearing tefillin. It is very important and means everything to me. It is a source of pride for me because I am proud to be Jewish and feel that way every time I wear it.
I attended the play "Fiddler on the Roof" recently at the Keswick Theatre in Philadelphia. There was a father of five daughters who was trying to preserve his Jewish religion. He also had his three oldest daughters marrying for love. Each of them though pushing themselves away farther and farther from Judaism. This play taught me that marriage doesn't have to push you away from your religion.
http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/sephardic-ashkenazic-mizrahi-jews-jewish-ethnic-diversity/ Sephardic, Ashkenazic, Mizrahi and Ethiopian Jews by Rabbi Rachel Solomon
I learned about Latino and Ladino Jews. It is sad what is happening with the Ladino language.
I was 13 years old and I went to Israel for my Bar Mitzvah. I talked about the red calf and the purity it symbolizes in my speech. I read that Parasha from the Torah. I loved my ceremony because it was with friends and family
I ordered from Subsational!
Don't have a photo, but I got a grilled chicken sandwich.
I give 10% of all my earnings to Tzedakah because it's something important to do. I like giving to the local Hatzalah.
I love using the Get Kosher app! It comes in handy when I need to get food in the city and don't know where to get from.
While in Jerusalem, I had the privilege to host a couple of my friends who were spending their gap years in Israel for a beautiful Shabbat dinner, We had a great time eating delicious Kosher food and talking about the great things we've done since the last time we met. I talked mainly about my trip to Israel with Birthright and how much I truly enjoyed my stay.
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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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