Posts tagged with ‘Israel’

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Been to Israel? ARS Second Graders Want Your Help!

by Amy Deutsch

Dear TOS Community Members, Our ARS second grade class is learning about Israel this year, and would love your help! Please read on for a letter from them, and please follow up and send their teacher Joanna Lieberman an email with your suggestions. Dear ARS Community, We have had a lot of fun learning about […]

The Puzzle of Israel

by Cantor Randall Schloss

Guest Blogger: Andy O’Connell! The group just returned home a few days ago. Jet lag aside, our journey to Israel has changed the way we think about Israel, and perhaps about Judaism and ourselves as well. Please enjoy this post-trip reflection by the ever-thoughtful Andy O’Connell…. I noticed when I was a lot younger that it’s hard […]

From Jerusalem to Masada

by Cantor Randall Schloss

Guest blogger: Dava Sitkoff! Our last Shabbat in Israel has ended and we have a gift for the new week: another blog entry. This time we are lucky to read reflections and a vivid description of our trip to Masada, the mountain-top fortress. I am thrilled that Dava agreed to write this blog entry. It […]

Deep into our Past

by Cantor Randall Schloss

Guest Bloggers: Susan Zeiger and Jeff Katz! Tonight we get a two-for-one deal. In addition to enjoying their nuanced views on ancient Jerusalem, perhaps you can play a guessing game of who wrote what…. Wed 17 Feb 2016 Today we delved deep into Jerusalem’s past – historically, physically and spiritually. We launched our journey from […]

Shabbat in Israel

by Cantor Randall Schloss

Guest Blogger for today: Len Davidson! I don’t know what it is about Israel, blogging and birthdays, but Len wrote this one on his birthday as well. He writes beautifully about Shabbat, but refrained from telling you about how we all celebrated his birthday by making custom chocolates at Kibbutz Deganya in the Galilee. We […]

Israel: When you Put up a Wall, You Have to Live Within It

by Cantor Randall Schloss

Guest Blogger: Leah Schloss! Yesterday, we heard from an Arab Israeli about his struggle to be treated as a full citizen of Israel. We met Maher at the Beit Hagefen Center in Haifa. Haifa is one of the most integrated Israeli cities among Jews and Arabs. Maher runs a community center that tries to build […]

The Birth of Israel (and others!)

by Cantor Randall Schloss

We didn’t blog on Shabbat! But welcome to our first guest blogger, Spence Gould. Not only did he stay up late to share his thoughts, but he did it on his birthday. Happy birthday Spence! Sunday, 14-2-16, 11 pm, Israeli time, Tel Aviv   ~Spence Gould~ Have JUST concluded another enlightening day on our TOS trip […]

Notes From Israel — Pre-trip!

by Cantor Randall Schloss

I’ve been listening to Joni Mitchell’s Hejira a lot these days. It’s a wonderful album full of songs of journeys. The song “Amelia” in particular speaks of traveling through desert and seeing the streaks of vapor trail from six planes become the strings of a guitar. The Amelia of the title is Amelia Earhart, the aviation pioneer. Tomorrow […]

The Boston – Haifa Connection

by Tom Rubenoff

While in Haifa our Follow Me To Israel group met with the Israeli CJP representatives who do incredible work in that lovely city.  For example, in 2011 they started a project to help at-risk youth and families, working hand in hand with the Haifa Departments of Health, Welfare and Education to help every child reach […]

Picturing Jerusalem

by Tom Rubenoff

While most of our time on our Follow Me To Israel mission was spent learning about programs for teens in Israel, or driving to a place to learn about said programs, we also visited several places that are important to our Jewish heritage.  We visited the Old City of Jerusalem three times (including our visit […]

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