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IST, ISLI, Free Spirit — they all spell Teens in Israel

IST, ISLI, Free Spirit — they all spell Teens in Israel

Israel. One word. Enough said. That is, if you have been to Israel, and walked the path of Abraham, Moses and David Ben-Gurion.

For Jewish teens living in America today, “Israel is like this place that I’m told to have a deep connection with.” It’s hard to understand the deep history that is read about in the Torah.

But after landing in Israel and breathing the saltwater in Tel Aviv, feeling the cold touch of the Western Wall, and eating the warm, crunchy falafel, a forever connection to Israel is created. Israel is that friend who will always be there for you, no matter what you are going through.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 August 2013 09:20 )

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Intermountain

When an older sibling leaves for college, what’s next?

When an older sibling leaves for college, what’s next?CHANGE and college. College and change. It’s like these two words were meant for each other, like peanut butter and jelly, a bat and a ball, Minnie and Mickey Mouse. College is that time of one’s life that allows new avenues to be explored, to learn how to live outside the nest. It’s a big adjustment for every family member. Parents have less laundry and dishes to wash. Older siblings no longer have to play chauffeur to the younger siblings. The younger sibling might finally get the bigge...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 25 July 2013 09:40 )

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Intermountain

Growing up at Jewish summer camp

Growing up at Jewish summer campSummer time. No classrooms. No homework. No bells. Just the blissful summer sunshine beating down. Jewish summer camp counselors’ hot, long days are spent enriching the lives of campers through Jewish-rooted programs that will make a lasting mark. Rocky Altman, a 13-year attendee of Shwayder Camp, and in her fourth year as a staff member, started attending because her older sister went to camp. The friendships she formed at age seven have “stuck like glue” as she is now co-counselor with...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 July 2013 10:05 )

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Denver

Seniors put the ‘social’ in the wellness at Shalom Park

Seniors put the ‘social’ in the wellness at Shalom ParkWater walking club? Exercising at age 95? Progressing from getting around with a walker to just a cane? All of this and more is taking place at Shalom Cares’ J. Leonard Levy Family Wellness Center, located on the Shalom Park Campus, where seniors are becoming more active in their body and mind. Bobbie Seserman, a six-year patio home resident of Shalom Park, can be found all over the campus attending Shabbat dinners, discussing the latest books in book club, and playing bridge. But at least t...

Last Updated ( Friday, 21 June 2013 08:09 )

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Boulder

Boulder Jewish Festival this Sunday, June 9

Boulder Jewish Festival this Sunday, June 9 The annual Boulder Jewish Festival will be Sunday, June 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m, on the Pearl Street Mall and Courthouse Lawn in downtown Boulder. Festival entertainment this year is a mix of new and returning artists. Cowboy Hersh kicks off the festival with a special set for the younger crowd. Next up is a group new to the festival stage, Tofakhon. After a successful performance at Limmud, this is the first major performance of this Bukharian musical troup in Boulder. The Lost Tribe returns with ...

Last Updated ( Thursday, 06 June 2013 10:07 )

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Israeli man seriously hurt in West Bank shooting

Marcy Oster An Israeli man was shot and seriously injured while waiting at a West Bank junction. ... [Link]

Planeload of North American immigrants lands in Israel

Marcy Oster New immigrants from North America arrived in Israel equipped with instructions about what to do if there were a siren warning of an incoming rocket. ... [Link]

With jabs at Obama, CUFI lobbies for Iran sanctions, end to P.A. aid

Ron Kampeas With sharp jabs at the Obama administration, Christians United for Israel launched its annual Washington rally with appeals to Congress to impose new sanctions on Iran and cut off funding to the Pales... [Link]

Rocket hits Tel Aviv-area home

Marcy Oster A rocket fired from Gaza that hit a house in suburban Tel Aviv caused severe damage. ... [Link]

Ukrainian Jewish leaders slam visit by top European rabbis to Crimea

Cnaan Liphshiz Leaders of the Dnepropetrovsk Jewish community in Ukraine criticized European rabbis who attended a Kremlin-sponsored Holocaust commemoration ceremony in Crimea. ... [Link]

U.S. commits $47 million in humanitarian aid for Gaza

Marcy Oster The United States has committed $47 million to help alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. ... [Link]

State Department warns Americans on Israel travel

Marcy Oster The U.S. State Department warned American citizens to defer non-essential travel to Israel and the West Bank. ... [Link]

Two more IDF soldiers killed in Gaza fighting

Marcy Oster Two more Israeli soldiers were killed in combat in Gaza, while another soldier presumed dead is missing. ... [Link]

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