BLOG -Summer 2017

A Day With Neil Lazarus (Joey A.)

On Friday, Neil Lazarus came to speak to us about Israel Advocacy. He explained to us the reality and the background behind the middle eastern conflict. Being an advocate for Israel, I always thought that I had a pretty strong understanding of the topic and


Transitioning from Poland to Israel (Zach B.)

One second my eyes were closed and my head was down. Then, BOOM! I jumped as my eyes opened and chills rushed down my spine. The door to the gas chamber was shut. I look around and picture the souls surrounding me wondering what is


Volunteering at the old age home (Rachel)

Today we got to wake up at 7:30 which was a lot later than we woke up earlier in the trip. After davening and breakfast at the hotel, we volunteered to start the day. We had a choice of going to an old age home


Volunteering at the old age home (Rachel)

Today we got to wake up at 7:30 which was a lot later than we woke up earlier in the trip. After davening and breakfast at the hotel, we volunteered to start the day. We had a choice of going to an old age home


Rappelling in the Golan (Daniel J.)

Daniel’s blog – July 18 2017 Today, I conquered my biggest fear: heights. In my time being in Israel thus far, I cannot express enough how much I appreciate this land. Containing my excitement, I almost screamed with happiness and joy as soon as our


G-d’s Wifi (Julia W.)

Baruch HaShem!! We finally made it to the Holy Land, Eretz Israel, and we couldn’t be happier! Even though we almost missed the flight here from Poland, in less than 4 quick hours, we landed, singing Am Israel Chai with pounding ruach in our hearts.


A Poem at the Children’s Forest (Eden L.)

To Count I like to count Ima taught me the first ten numbers This morning I found 5 buttons on the table and 6 apples in a basket But when I came to school I only counted eight Abba said ten yesterday I’ve never been


Reflections on Majdanek (Taryn S.)

Today was exhausting. I felt haunted and sick walking through Majdanek, which is situated on the outskirts of the city of Lublin. We drove through the entrance, which was right off one of the main streets. In the near distance I could see commercial buildings


Treblinka (Julia S.)

Today was one of the most emotionally exhausting days I’ve lived through. We started off the morning by visiting Sokolow, a small town that once was home to 6000 Jews. Sokolow was turned into a ghetto when Germany invaded. The small town of 10,000 people


First day in Poland (Dov Colman)

Today was out first day in Poland. To begin our day, we visited a shul called Nozyk. Nozyk is the last remaining synagogue in Warsaw from before the Holocaust; the shul was built from the money left in the will of a very wealthy couple