Jewish Journal

  • The Machlis Experience: Learning the True Meaning of Hospitality

    By Masa Israel Journey

    March 11, 2011 | 8:34 am

    by Gabriella Davidson, alumna of Masa Israel’s Bar Ilan Israel Experience

    It was a Friday night and I was sitting in a home in Jerusalem surrounded by over two hundred different kinds of people.  There were seminary girls, Asian men, hippies, black hatters, Christians, Israelis,... read on

  • Scratching Beneath the Surface: Visiting Jewish Communities around the World

    by Bracha Stettin, participant in Masa Israel’s Kivunim

    March 3, 2011 | 2:42 pm

    Thirty hours ago, I left a country whose Jewish population went from 300,000 to 3,000 in the past 60 years. I walked the narrow paths between the houses where these Jews used to live, I breathed in the air of the synagogues where they prayed every day, three times a day. Over and... read on

  • The message of Yud B’Av

    By Elie Lowenfeld, Jewish Disaster Response Corps

    July 19, 2010 | 12:29 pm

    As we approach the 9th of Av, we have been considering what the message of the 9th of Av is for us, as people working with individuals and communities that have suffered great disasters. 

    At first we thought that the message was one of commiseration: The survivors of hurricanes,... read on

  • When Its Not About You

    By Elie Lowenfeld, Jewish Disaster Response Corps

    June 2, 2010 | 6:27 pm

        After a disaster, I have met many different groups who have come to aid the community in need. All of these groups find ways to work together.
    We, the Jewish Disaster Response Corps, have been working very closely with the United Methodists Committee On Relief (UMCOR). UMCOR... read on

  • Heroes for A Hero

    By Elie Lowenfeld, Jewish Disaster Response Corps

    May 26, 2010 | 7:23 pm

    For the past two weeks the JDRC has been working in Nashville, Tennessee helping individuals clean out there flooded homes.  There are thousands of homes that have been affected by the flood and during or time here we have been able top clean up over 20 homes.  There are many... read on

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