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Introducing Israel Forever Interns - Summer of 2019

Introducing Israel Forever Interns - Summer of 2019

As our summer ambassador training program gets underway, we are proud to welcome another group that is dedicated to our unique effort of increasing Israel engagement and spreading the name of Israel Forever to audiences young and old, far and near while giving them the professional and leadership development skills they need to advance as activists for Israel and Jewish rights.

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 FROM BBYO to BIRTHRIGHT & BEYOND

FROM BBYO to BIRTHRIGHT & BEYOND

Being raised in Cleveland with a large Jewish community, I thought my life was pretty similar to other Jews in my community and probably other communities around the world: always striving to figure out who I was, where I belonged, what I believed, and what I was passionate about. While we face many issues in our home societies, Israel should matter to all Jews because it is bound to who we are, where we come from, and our long term future as a Jewish people.

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The Moments That Led Me Here

The Moments That Led Me Here

I always knew that I was Jewish and would never want to be anything else, but at that point I did not yet know what it meant to me or why it mattered. It is jarring to hear how strongly people feel about Israel, and it seems to me that American Jews have forgotten why we need Israel and how necessary it is. The world right now is at a crossroads and Jews today cannot afford to be divided, and I believe Israel has the potential to be a unifying factor.

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A love passed down through the generations

A love passed down through the generations

Growing up in a religious community, my whole life I have been taught that Israel is the holy land and I could not believe it more. It is the land our ancestors had to struggle to reach, driven forward by the promise of Hashem and a vision of a land of their own. My grandmother made her way to Palestine to find freedom in our homeland, and I am today living her legacy and inspired by her passion to do more.

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Summer in Israel: There's No Place Like This In All Of the World

Summer in Israel: There's No Place Like This In All Of the World

Rockets and wars every now and then, but I'm here for something totally different. Summer here... is just awesome.

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Internalizing the Eternal: My Journey to My Jewish Identity

Internalizing the Eternal: My Journey to My Jewish Identity

Israel Forever intern Abby Chargo describes how she connected with Israel through deepening her roots in Judaism while at the same time understanding that religion is one of many paths to connect and each Jew needs to find their own way.
Enthusiasm abounds at Jewish Summer Camp

Enthusiasm abounds at Jewish Summer Camp

How will we keep the next generation of Jewish kids interested in being Jewish and connecting to Israel? Research shows us that Jewish camp experiences may just be the answer.

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Make Israel Personal at Summer Camp

Make Israel Personal at Summer Camp

Awaken in your campers a real and tangible relationship that will help them balance the complex and challenging issues that are a part of our continued understanding and respect for Israel.

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Mom, what’s a Jew?

Mom, what’s a Jew?

What’s a Jew? A religion? An ethnicity? A culture? And what does Israel mean for me? Israel Forever intern Aubrie Jaworowski takes us on her journey to her Jewish identity.

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Which kind of Jew are you?

Which kind of Jew are you?

Jewish identity for young Brazilian Jews has its own unique flavor. Israel Forever ambassador Tatiana Tessler shares her feelings about Jewish identity and Israel, and wonders how she can help the “other kinds of Jews” feel Jewish pride.

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My Israel Journey: from the Outside, In

My Israel Journey: from the Outside, In

Israel Forever intern Harley Feldman, describes how although she grew up “pretty Jewish” it took experiencing Israel to help her feel her connection to the Land and her heritage

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All In - Israel

All In - Israel

Israel Forever intern Marshall Ivler describes what made him realize that “living Jewishly” was not the same as having a strong Jewish identity and that having a firm grasp on identity and connection to the heritage of the Nation of Israel is of vital important.

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