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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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International soccer chief reiterates opposition to suspending Israel

Gabe Friedman Meeting with the heads of Israel’s soccer association, the president of FIFA made his remarks at FIFA headquarters in Zurich. ... [Link]

Natalie Portman raps Bibi, hearts Alan Dershowitz

Julie Wiener The Israel-born star likes Amos Oz, Alan Dershowitz and Hebrew. Netanyahu not so much. ... [Link]

Settlers group moves members into contested eastern Jerusalem building

Marcy Oster The Palestinian family living there has been ordered to vacate and was not at home when members of the settlers group moved in under the cover of darkness. ... [Link]

Flier in Maryland Senate race alleges Jewish control of black pols

Ron Kampeas The flier distributed in a Washington suburb uses Photoshop to depict three Maryland Congress members standing over two dogs bearing the faces of two African-American county executives. ... [Link]

500,000 expected at Mount Meron for Lag b’Omer

Marcy Oster Among the events said to have taken place on Lag b’Omer is the revelation of the Zohar, a book revealing the secrets of Kabbalah, by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, a disciple of Rabbi Akiva who is bur... [Link]

Jewish Home party wins major posts in Netanyahu’s newly formed coalition

Gabe Friedman The Israeli prime minister reached the minimum of seats needed for a Knesset majority after acceding to the demands of the religious, pro-settler Jewish Home party. ... [Link]

N.J. telecommunications firm to launch cybersecurity yeshiva

Gabe Friedman The IDT Corp. said it will open the yeshiva at its Newark headquarters for some 40 students, teaching computer science alongside the Torah. ... [Link]

Palestinians leading bid to put Israel on U.N. list of child abusers

Ron Kampeas The Palestinians’ U.N. ambassador sent a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking him to add Israel to the list of entities committing “grave violations against children.” ... [Link]

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