BLOG -Summer 2017

Day 23 by Adele Finkelstein and Lauren Greenberg

By: Adele Finkelstein and Lauren Greenberg Today, TJJA had a lovely five hours with Neil Lazarus. Neil spoke to us about Israel advocacy and taught us how to answer tough questions about Israel authority. We learned that in order to answer the questions you have


Day 22- Sam Fingerhut and the Knesset

By Sam Fingerhut Today was an extremely fun and impactful day for me being passionate in the Israeli government and Israeli politics for a long time. The day began with a visit to Rabbi Uri Pilichowski’s home in Mitzpe Yericho. Rabbi Pilichowski helped me understand


Molly Yarbrough’s Carnival Experience

By Molly Yarbrough Today we ran a carnival for girls from Sderot. I ran a station braiding and styling hair and though it was difficult to communicate, the smiles on their faces made it clear how much happiness and joy we were bringing to their lives.


Leo’s Reflection of Sderot

By Leo Vinogradov The UN can learn a little from the children of Sderot. Our tour guide’s brother in law talked about raising a family in this small, beautiful city near the border with Gaza. Upon asking what he’d say if his kids asked why


Sderot Camp by Jonah Gershman

Jonah Gershman Today and Yesterday in Yerucham at our hotel we ran camps for kids from Stderot who had PTSD and needed happiness in their lives. The first day we had all guys and it was an amazing experience. This is me with a kid


Camp Day 1 by Phillip Lerner

Today was one of the most gratifying day of the entire summer. Knowing what these kids go through, I thought they would be nervous and shy. They totally surprised me, as soon as they got off the bus at the start of the day they


Sunrise Hike by Sam Akiva

The world we live in was given to us as a gift, though we may not always recognize or appreciate its significance. Today was a day I learned to admire the world in which we have the honor of living in. Wake up was at


Day 19 by Limor Makhani

By Limor Makhani Today, the ambassadors worked through a very educational day which started off with a visit to a normal city with a peculiar reality, Sderot. Sderot is a city located right next to the border between Gaza and Israel. It is so close


Day 19 by Limor Makhani

By Limor Makhani Today, the ambassadors worked through a very educational day which started off with a visit to a normal city with a peculiar reality, Sderot. Sderot is a city located right next to the border between Gaza and Israel. It is so close


Shabbat Experience by Corrine Amewou-Atisso

Over the course of Shabbat, there were many Dvar Torahs given. On the particularly stood out to me however, was a dvar given by Nava Rotenberg, a fellow ambassador. Her dvar torah explained that there are many different types of ways to bully people, and