Media and Press
“Although I have been fortunate enough to visit Israel multiple times and even spend the year in Israel, I discovered Israel from a completely different perspective on the JNF/Ramah trip. The volunteering we did and the impact we made on local communities, all be it small, was simply incredible”
- Josh Eisman, AWB JNF/RAMAH ‘11
“AWB was one of the best experiences I ever had in Israel, in just one week I was able to experience things I have never experienced before. It gave me a chance to give something back to the land of Israel that has given me so much. I would recommend JNF AWB to anyone and everyone who wants to have a life changing experience in Israel”
- Aliza Tammam, AWB JNF/RAMAH ‘11
“I believe that the future of Israel likes in the Negev and I felt pride in knowing that I had part, however small, in helping Israel’s future.”
-Amy Doyle, Louisville, KY, Sullivan University freshman
“I have never felt as connected to the land of Israel as I did while working during my JNF Alternative Spring Break experience.”
-Anna Schottenstein, Bexley, OH, Ohio University freshman
“With ASB I had this incredible chance to physically give back to Israel and make a permanent and positive change in the land.”
-Debbie Karmel, Cincinnati, OH, University of Cincinnati junior
“My week with ASB was one of the most meaningful, inspirational, and identity-forming weeks of my entire life.”
-Rachel Rochman, Spring, TX, University of Florida junior
“All we knew was that we were going to be in the Negev doing some ‘very dirty work.’ What we did not know was the tremendous impact 80 young Jewish Americans could make in a week on the small communities that have been established in the dessert.”
-Julie Barker, Orlando, FL, young professional
“I considered myself so fortunate to be in Israel with a group of unforgettable people, and felt, more strongly than ever, that I was a Jew.”
-Dan Rudoy, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University graduate student
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Now in its seventh year, AB has proven to be a truly transformative experience.
“While other kids only have sunburns to show for their break, I know that I did something worthwhile with my time over break,” Corey Jacobson ASB ’09 said, who described his time in Israel as “one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life.