All Articles Tagged Connection

 

An Anecdote from Davida’s Day

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Student, Prozdor
February 20, 2014

Today in class one of the boys grabbed my hand from behind and gave me a big hug. I was very surprised, but happy, because we had found a way to communicate through the language barrier. He pulled me over to where the teacher had put out apples and pointed until I took one. Then […]

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Day 8: “Connection”

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Director, Temple Beth Avodah Preschool
February 20, 2014

In one of our last activities on our seminar we were asked to come up with “our word”. The activity was a mind body experience and an example of an activity for children in an immigration center in Haifa for Ethiopians. The word is supposed to stay with you and you can return to it […]

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Noticing The Good, Doing The Good

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Instructor, Parenting Through a Jewish Lens
February 5, 2014

A child takes her lunch box from her backpack and brings it to the kitchen. How can this be a sacred act? This question came up in the Parenting Through a Jewish Lens class that I am leading at Shir Tikvah in Winchester. Why is it sacred you may ask? Isn’t it just common courtesy […]

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What Prozdor Means to Me

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Community Blog What Prozdor Means to Me

Student, Prozdor
May 29, 2013

When I first came to Prozdor, I knew that I wanted to think critically about Judaism, but I had no one to talk about it with. My shul is great, but there weren’t a lot of teenagers there and I never got into any youth groups. Prozdor gave me what I had been missing: people […]

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“You do not have to be a part of Israel, but Israel has to be a part of you”: Prozdor in Israel

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Director, Prozdor
April 23, 2013

For me, Israel is the cornerstone of not just my Jewish identity, but my overall identity. Over the past seventeen years (literally half of my life) I have been traveling to Israel, and was quite fortunate this Spring to go twice within a six-week period, once for the Boston-Haifa Steering Committee meetings and once with […]

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Israel: There and Back Again

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Community Blog Israel There and Back Again

Director, Prozdor
January 8, 2013

It’s always amazing to go to Israel with Prozdor kids. This time we managed to somehow dodge the historic rainfall that has been pounding the country all winter to enjoy a jam-packed 11 days of travel. It only rained the night of our arrival (Dec. 21, and no, we didn’t see the Messiah, even though I went […]

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