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Shabbat Anecdote

Tonight was a very special night for all of the Havayah participants. The Kabbalat Shabbat service was very powerful and helped me connect more with the kids from Haifa and Dnepropetrovsk. There was one moment that really stood out in my mind and I will take with me back to Boston. After saying the Amidah, all of the kids put their arms around each other while singing Oseh Shalom. When… Read Article →

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Today in Dnep

We were woken up by the Israelis and enjoyed a very Ukrainian breakfast in the Menorah Center. Then we hopped on the bus and crossed the Dnep river in order to experience Beit Hanna, the women’s teaching college, and the ERC or the Educational Resource center for children with disabilities. When we arrived, the principal who has been volunteering there for 16 years, talked to us about the start of… Read Article →

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An Anecdote from Davida’s Day

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 he sat next to me until I had eaten the whole thing. Later he was… Read Article →

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Day 8: “Connection”

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 over and over again. The word I would choose for our Boston/Haifa Early Childhood Seminar… Read Article →

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Hello from Michael!

Privyet from the old country! Today was quite a day. Upon waking up we made our way through the beautiful Menorah Center to eat a fancy, yet light, breakfast. As we reflected on the day at the end of the day we all agreed that breakfast was the best meal so far. We then got to see the most magnificent ballroom. The floor was flawless and there were incredible crystal… Read Article →

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Words from Emily N.

Privyet (Hi) from Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine!! After lots of traveling we are finally here and settling in. This morning we hopped on the bus and toured the city. We learned about the history of Jews in Dnep and the strong Jewish community here. We held a service of remembrance in three different languages at the memorial for the Jews killed in Dnep during World War II. After our tour, we headed… Read Article →

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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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Day 7: Happy Hearts in Haifa

On our first evening in Tel Aviv on our way to dinner at Maganda Restaurant, we happened upon happy hearts painted in a plethora of colors on a wall of a neighborhood home. In my mind, this set the theme for our journey. Thirteen magical rainbow hearts brought together for laughter, learning, and adventure. All along the way our group has worked harmoniously, creatively, and cooperatively honoring one another every… Read Article →