Natalie Lazaroff, Section 1 madricha
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When asked to write a blog post about being a madricha on Young Judaea/FZY Year Course, I immediately said yes and that I would have it ready as soon as possible. That was over a month ago. My job is absolutely incredible. Fun, rewarding, special, and extremely unique. In theory I could have written about
This is the most recent of a series of posts from Rwanda from the group leader Adina, detailing our Tikkun Olam track … Read more‘s one-month visit to the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village.
Our final week at the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village was a busy one. Our challot came out extra delicious on Friday thanks to Alex Lyon, Rachel Frenkel, Julie Cohen and Sammy Schwartz.
This is the third of a series of posts from Rwanda from the group leader Adina, detailing our Tikkun Olam track … Read more‘s one-month visit to the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village.
Our third week at the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village started out with a trip to the Western town of Gisenyi. Gisenyi borders Lake Kivu, Rwanda’s largest lake and home to many fishermen. We arrived at
This is the first of a series of posts from Rwanda, this one written by the group leader Adina, detailing our Tikkun Olam track … Read more‘s one-month visit to the Agahozo Shalom Youth Village.
Our second week at ASYV has been filled with adventure and action. On Saturday morning we woke up bright and early to join the entire village for “muchaka muchaka” (jogging). We enjoyed
Posted in Staff Contributions on 19. Jan, 2012
Twenty-two Year Coursers are currently enrolled in a pioneering, cutting-edge class designed by Rabbi Matthew Berkowitz, one of our teachers (and a Young Judaea alumnus to boot) and the team of Kol HaOt: Illuminating Jewish Life Through Art. Founded two years ago, Kol HaOt … Read more seeks to showcase Jewish history, values, and texts through a synthesis of the performing, visual and culinary arts. The class’s curriculum
With 2011 coming to an end, the first semester of Year Course is behind us. It is hard to believe that almost four months have gone by since our chanichim first arrived to Ben-Gurion International Airport, wide-eyed and ready for the experience of their lives. Little did they know what this first semester would have in store for them: new friends, a new language, fascinating … Read more
Justin Jacobs, Section 3 madrich
Right now, twelve chanichim are in the middle of week two of hiking Shvil Yisrael, Israel’s national trail, with madricha Shawna Dolinka. I spent the first week (and will rejoin next week) hiking and leading the chanichim through experiences on the trail that none of us will ever forget.
The first morning was the hardest. Waking up at 5 AM, … Read more
Jason Roston, Section 1 madrich (counselor)
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History was never my favorite subject. When my teachers used to say enthusiastically “history happens around us all the time,” I never really understood what they meant.
History happens? History is history, it’s in the past, how can it happen in the present? At least that is what I used to think until this week, when for the first
Natalie Lazaroff, Section 1 counselor
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Just as the first week of Young Judaea/FZY Year Course can be a bit nerve-wracking for most of the chanichim (participants), it evokes similar emotions for the madrichim (counselors) as well. At 3:30 am on September 5th, our alarm clocks sounded with a few extra minutes to spare in order to insure that we would not
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