Exciting Programs for Year-in-Israel Students

Thursday, January 24, 2013
  • Every month, the Jerusalem campus holds a special culture evening for the Year-in-Israel students, including meetings with writers and screenings of films. Recently, the invited guest was to be acclaimed author Eli Amir, who asked if he could bring his friend, former president, Yitzchak Navon.  Learn more.
  • Year-in-Israel students dispersed in small groups across the country to 'report' on the elections, interviewing people and sharing their observations. All interviews were posted on YouTube before the results came in, and they were shared with HUC-JIR students across all three stateside campuses.  Learn more.
  • Year-in-Israel students will lead a musical ‘Nusach America' Kabbalat Shabbat as part of the Oneg Shabbat Festival on Friday, January 25 at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem. The greater pluralistic Jerusalem community is welcome to attend.


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