I didn’t take a picture because my phone broke and I’m writing this on an iPad. Havadalah was nice to do but i couldn’t find any good smelling stuff for the spices so we used deodorant. I like how havdalah compartmentalizes the week and allows a separation between relaxing and getting back to the grind of work and studying and acting classes
I watched the havdalahceremony online after I made one myself in my house. The one online looked a lot better. And I had to use deodorant for the thing that smelled good.
In high school I ran the culture club and screened this movie. I found this movie empowering because I was raised to avoid muslims. This movie allowed me to be ope to befriending people of all different religions. Now most of my closest friends are muslims.
I'm proud of israeli innovations in alzheimer research. these innovations helped my grandfather in the new drugs developed and will one day help my father.
I read "Loneliness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel"I learned how Golda Meir worked her way to the top from being a little girl from Russia, to the woman behind the man (Ben gruion), to the first woman prime minister of israel in 1969. I've come to greatly respect her, and the work she put into Israel.
I attended a prayer service of arvit at my local synagogue and prayed. It was nice to be able to pray and feel a personal connection to my religion as opposed to praying and feeling like I go through the motions like I did before taglit.
When I was 12 I had my bat mitzvah and the experience proved educational. Everything seemed to go wrong that day, the AC wasn’t working and we were delivered the wrong cake, and my tights ripped, and my mom got a splinter (massive! Like two inches long! Plus she was pregnant in heels!), and my grandpa was sick. Through all this, I was still happy to celebrate with friends and family my coming of age. I danced and gave a speech on how God can be seen and understood from a scientific perspective as a statistical probability that things wouldn’t happen to the ratio of those things actually happening. Although I don’t plan to have another bat mitzvah, I’m proud to say that I’ve had one and thoroughly enjoyed my time in my party and speech.
I interviewed Cami Mizrahi. She made Aliyah 5 years ago with her husband and 4 children. When she lived here in the US she was my neighbor. Making Aliyah is something she and her husband always wanted to do. They always felt a connection to the land and wanted to feel a nationalistic pride where they lived. One difficulty they had was finding proper schooling for their learning challenged daughter (dyslexia and adhd) that allowed her to keep track with her grade and learn the new language. Cami said that her tips for people wanting to make Aliyah is the younger th better. This way it will be easier to assimilate and learn the language and find schooling/work.
This weeks torah portion is beshlach. It takes place as the Jews are leaving Egypt and God helps Moses to split the sea. God then assists to feed the nation in the dessert with maan and commends them to only take enough for one day (unless it’s friday). From here we learn that God was gaining the trust of the Jews by making them collect food each day from God instead of taking enough for a week and not trusting God to supply them with food in the future.
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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. 50% 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 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: 50% 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: 50% of a Taglit-Birthright bus must complete 100 points of Jewish activity in the two months after achieving Milestone 1. Travel Stipends*:
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At The Maimonides Fellowship, you will have the opportunity to meet with like-minded peers with a choice of over 100 locations nationwide. The program meets 1x a week for 10 weeks and includes an exciting Shabbaton Weekend Retreat. The weekly meetings include FREE food, along with dynamic discussion on HOT topics relating to Israel and Judaism. Upon completion, Fellowship participants typically receive $300-$500 CASH or a FREE/Highly subsidized trip!
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