Phoenix: Jewish Life in Eastern Europe

Many of the students who come to Ben Gurion University praise the rich campus life, the social involvement and the ability to create and initiate in an enabling environment. Many of them aren’t aware of the fact that community life has been a part of the Jewish world for centuries and that even today there…

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Peoplehood Powers Teen Engagement: The International Diller Teen Fellows

In our spotlight series, we highlight the work of excellent Peoplehood educators and programs. In this edition, we hear from Liat Cohen Raviv, Senior Director of the International Diller Teen Fellows. 1.     Tell us about a Jewish Peoplehood experience that you have had. My most memorable experience was actually someone else’s experience!  It was borrowed…

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From Me to We – Talking Peoplehood in Budapest

What does it mean to be a Jewish social justice activist? What do Jewish social justice activists from Israel, Europe and North America have in common? And how does Jewish Peoplehood fit in? These are just some of the key questions discussed by 70 young Jews at the recent Siach gathering; “From Me to We”,…

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Camp Fire Connections

“Who is really here for who?” The question resonated for the whole group, as they sat in their specially-built temporary structure (a sukkah of sorts), in the northern Negev. It was Friday night and the 41 participants in the “Tribal Fire” program (in Hebrew Medurat Hashevet) had reached a level of open communication that the…

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