Mar 24, 2020
JNF On Demand: Live challah bake with JNF first lady Lauren Lizerbram
We were welcomed into the Lizerbram kitchen for a challah bake.
By Jewish National Fund
Mar 19, 2020
Coronavirus, from a Jewish perspective: When it comes to good deeds, just do it
At JNF, our inspirational leaders and donors have once again proven their "willingness to act."
By Yossi Kahana
Feb 21, 2020
Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman: Jewish unity should come from love, not fear
Successfully passing Jewish values on to the next generation requires our children receive a message that soars well beyond mere victimhood.
By Peter Himmelman
Dec 30, 2013 By Nick Mogensen Category: Education,
Caravan for Democracy mission: Day 1
Twenty-five college student leaders of all faiths who have never visited Israel before were selected for this important 10-day educational experience. The trip includes touring; meeting political, cultural, and community leaders; and exploring Israel's diverse democracy. Students who have served in a significant leadership positions in political, religious, athletic, cultural, and/or educational groups on campus were encouraged to apply. Participants will be posting their impressions of Israel here over the course of the next 10 days!
Monday morning saw the group visiting a variety of fascinating sites in northern Israel with the first half of the day spent around the Sea of Galilee and the latter half in the Golan Heights. Our first full day in Israel, it certainly exceeded all expectations anyone on the trip had brought prior to arriving.
The first way in which I was impacted came early in the day, as our first stop was at the Church of the Beatitudes, in the vicinity of where scholars believe Jesus gave his famous Sermon on the Mount. I think I can speak for many of the other Christian members of the group when I say that it was a most humbling experience to explore the area around the church while our guide, Yoni, gave a richly detailed explanation of the life of Jesus and his ministry in the area. Paired with our subsequent visit to Capernaum, it was aweing to stand in the places we have read about our entire lives, at the roots of our faith we share with much of the globe.