Category Archives: Israel Education

A place on the Global Impact blog where you can learn about the travels and perspectives of educators who visit Israel and other Jewish communities around the world.

Relationships Matter When it Comes to Israel

Did you know that last year the United States Congress appropriated THREE BILLION DOLLARS in security assistance to Israel as part of the overall Foreign Aid Bill?  Or that more than three quarters of both the House and Senate recently … Continue reading

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Honor Gilad’s Return with a Tree

Jewish National Fund wanted to do something meaningful to celebrate the momentous occasion of Gilad Shalit’s homecoming. In his honor, anyone can plant a tree in Israel for free and send a personalized certificate to the Shalit family. Gilad’s long-awaited … Continue reading

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How well do you know your sister city?

The Baltimore-Ashkelon Partnership, launched in 2003, has set people-to-people connections as its top priority. Through a variety of venues, the Partnership provides a wonderful opportunity for Baltimoreans and Ashkelonim to bond with their brothers and sisters overseas on issues of … Continue reading

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PHOTO: ECYP Teens Get Trained to Advocate for Israel

On August 4, students from the Baltimore Jewish Council’s Elijah Cummings Youth Program (ECYP) visited the StandWithUs (SWU) Israel office for a lecture with Michelle Rojas-Tal, Director of Diaspora Education. ECYP in Israel brings together African-American and Jewish students from … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Kotel

Closer to God Praying at The Western Wall is an indescribably moving experience.  Therefore, I won’t describe it. I’ve already told you, it’s impossible. But looking back on my experience at The Wall, I had to reflect on whether  davening … Continue reading

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On Masada

We started out at 4:15am! It was good that we approached Masada in the dark because the climb may have seemed too daunting.  We climbed the Roman Ramp as the sun rose – so beautiful.  To stand at the top … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Reveal Israel

I wish I had been wearing a pedometer on this trip, the amount of miles we have walked and hiked has been staggering.  I am truly thankful that you cannot smell me (the result of all the walking and hiking!) … Continue reading

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