All posts by Emilia Diamant

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Apologies for the Delay

Hello loyal followers, I apologize for our radio silence. The past two days have been quite a whirlwind, and I am just now finding a few moments to sit down and detail what we’ve been doing. Next blogpost up you will get a participant perspective. The Travel Well, after seven hours at Logan, we got out of Boston. While I don’t fully understand why we needed to wait, the pilot… Read Article →

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On our first day as a cohort, the fellows put together a list of things we would do as a group to make this experience a success. I thought sharing it with the world would help everyone see why I am so excited about this trip and these fellows: HAVAYAH 2014 COMMUNAL AGREEMENT To have a productive, supportive, fun community we… Will cooperate Will be open minded Will check our… Read Article →

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Why Ukraine?

When I tell folks I am leaving the country on Saturday, and explain where I’m headed, they inevitably ask: “Why Ukraine?” I could choose to launch into a history lesson of the relationship between Boston and Dnepropetrovsk, of the Jewish pioneers from the area who made this burgeoning community a priority for their time and resources. I could go into our partnership with Haifa to help build stronger relationships between… Read Article →

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Rising Voices, Growing Leaders

Working in today’s Jewish educational landscape, I know the buzzwords that get folks excited about new programs:     “Choice”     “Global”     “Interest-Based”     “Community Service”     “Leadership” This is what teens and their families are looking for, so we give it to them. We provide amazing summer camps that target specific interests, we plan travel opportunities to give students a global perspective, and we train leaders. A lot of… Read Article →