Parshat Vayakhel

This week’s parsha post was written by Dori Robinson, Assistant Director for Programming at UMass Hillel. Yahel partnered with UMass this year to run a service-learning program with the Druze community in Maghar.  In this week’s parsha, Moses reiterates to the people the commandment of keeping Shabbat. Also, we continue to learn about the building … More Parshat Vayakhel

The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge / Samantha Sisisky, Yahel Social Change Program Participant

My experience with Yahel continues to inspire and challenge me everyday.  When I got to Israel in September, I knew I wanted to learn more about this country, but I’m not sure if I really knew what I was getting into.  My eyes have been opened to some problematic parts of living here, but more … More The Whole World is a Narrow Bridge / Samantha Sisisky, Yahel Social Change Program Participant

Parshat Bo: Keeping Watch / Michael Summa, Guest Blog

Parshat Bo contains the heart of the Passover story: the recounting of the final plague of the first born, and what appears to be the final decision of the Pharaoh to allow the people of Israel to leave Egypt. Actually, “allow” might not be the best word to describe what really happens. Pharaoh tells Moshe … More Parshat Bo: Keeping Watch / Michael Summa, Guest Blog