i decided to interview my mother who was raised in israel as a child and left to america. i learnt that her family moved her to make a better living and it wasnt easy for them to move to a country and to get used it but they had to do it and get used to it.
i chose to donate to sephardic bikur holim which is a very big organization known world wide for its wide variety of help given to people. my sister is running a marathon next month and so i donated to her campaign.
i used it to find a kosher place to eat in manhattan (new york city) i decided to eat at the great american health bar. the food was good and i enjoyed it but i was in a rush so i didnt enjoy it to the fullest extent. i had salad and pizza. my friends should definitely come here if they are in the area.
i learned with joey cohen on january 26 2018 gemara masechet taanit and i learnt about the procedures rabbis took when there was a drought in their time and the prayer they said. it made me feel like we should appreciate whatever we have because people didnt have it this easy in their time.
i decided to volunteer in my synagogue for the childrens class. i felt like this was critical because the future of this synagogue is the children and so its important to train them.
my friends family was away for vacation so i invited him over for friday night dinner and it was really enjoyable and he said he never really had syrian kosher food before so he was excited to finally taste that too.
i prayed the morning service at 8:00 am at shaare zion. its a synagogue on ocean parkway and ave t. i feel very comfortable praying there because i know many people there. i will go back more often.
i joined shaare zion because my community prays there and everyone is close to eachother and its near my house and im comfortable there.
interesting video and i visited this place on birthright
i love the iron dome because its amazing how it works and it saved hundreds of lives.
i learnt masechet taanit page 16 with my partner today.
i volunteered for SBH- sephardic bikur holim which is a very big organization in my community. i decided to visit a sick person and help them and comfort them for awhile and i hope i made their day.
i connected with my rabbi from high school to see how hes doing because its been a while and i asked him a few questions that i had on my mind. it was great talking to him.
my bar mitzvah was in israel and new york. it was really very spirtual and fun. i gave a short speech and read parashat shemot from the torah. i will never forget it.
the photo isnt uploading but i can email it. i always put on tefilin every day and its the best way to start your day. i put it on in synagogue in the morning when i prayed the morning service.
i attended prayer service today in the morning at shaare zion which is on ocean parkway and avenue t. it was a great way to start my day by thanking god for giving me life today.
Every person has the ability to educate people about Israel and learn to answer the difficult questions about Israel. You should share your knowledge and inspire others.
I learned about all the benefits of doing this program and how it can help me both get to know Israel and how it can help my career grow.
i learnt one page in masechet taanit gemara today with my learning partner
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