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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 )


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 )


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 )


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 )


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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Op-Ed: On #GivingTuesday, time to turn philanthropic thinking on its head

Joelle Asaro Berman Build a Jewish philanthropic culture focused on the interests of the giver and the donations will follow, two nonprofit execs write. ... [Link]

Netanyahu suspends contact with EU on peace process

Marcy Oster The order comes in the wake of the European Union’s decision to approve special labeling for Israeli products made in the West Bank and Golan Heights. ... [Link]

South African mohel banned for life for botching bris

Marcy Oster The baby’s penis was partially amputated and suffered irreversible damage during the circumcision. ... [Link]

Report: Palestinian teen shot dead in clashes with Israeli forces

Marcy Oster Palestinian rioters threw firebombs at Israeli forces in eastern Jerusalem, who fired at the rioters’ lower extremities after feeling that their lives were in danger, Israel Police said. ... [Link]

Rio Jews, evangelicals rally for peace in Israel

Marcy Oster The estimated 1,500 participants along the beach carried Israel signs, wore Israel shirts and sang the national anthems of Israel and Brazil. ... [Link]

At Hanukkah, how do we kindle the lights within ourselves?

mbrodsky “The life breath (the soul) of a human is the lamp of God,” it says in the Book of Proverbs. ... [Link]

On Hanukkah, just let the lights go out

Lisa Keys Celebrating the Festival of Lights is typically a communal activity — but a writer finds a deeper meaning in quiet contemplation of the menorah. ... [Link]

Thousands of Arab-Israelis protest ban on Islamic Movement

Marcy Oster Arab-Israeli Knesset lawmakers attended the rally backing a group that Israel accuses of incitement and links to terrorism. ... [Link]

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