The Story The News Will Never Write: A Reflection on July 26th, 2016 in East Jerusalem

I cannot tow a line in fear of not offending someone, so I write this piece with the utmost honesty and respect, acknowledging that my perspective is limited and yet, that my personal narrative has value. … More The Story The News Will Never Write: A Reflection on July 26th, 2016 in East Jerusalem

Israel – A Land of Connections and Divisions

Today’s participant blog post comes from Daniel Hammerman, a participant in the Yahel Social Change Program.  Dan’s group is living, learning and volunteering in Lod, Israel for 9 months this year. This post was taken from Dan’s personal blog, which can be found here. We have all heard the saying, “you can’t fully understand a person until you’ve walked … More Israel – A Land of Connections and Divisions

From Haaretz: “Ethiopian immigrants create an Israeli tradition out of Africa”

The following article appeared on Haaretz.com on October 21, 2013.  It is about an Ethiopian cultural festival, Sigdiada, that took place on October 18, 2013 in Tel Aviv.  To see the article on the Haaretz website, click here. “Ethiopian immigrants create an Israeli tradition out of Africa” Some 3,000 people people of various ethnicities attend … More From Haaretz: “Ethiopian immigrants create an Israeli tradition out of Africa”

Black and White

This post was written by a Jordana Gilman, a Yahel participant on the Repair the World Onward Israel participant who is volunteering in Be’er Sheva at a women’s shelter. I was always taught not to see things in terms of black and white. (I hesitate to use the expression now, but:) the “right” way to … More Black and White

Shabbat Homestay in the Ethiopian-Israel Community

This post was written by Ben Benson, a participant from Camp Tawonga on a 4-week service-learning trip with Yahel-Israel Service Learning. After volunteering alongside teens in an Ethiopian-Israeli community in Yavne, the group members are now learning about social change initiatives throughout the country as they tour Israel in the final weeks of their trip.  Two days ago, … More Shabbat Homestay in the Ethiopian-Israel Community