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Take the Purim Pledge

February 7, 2018, by

The month of Adar is a period of celebration on the Jewish calendar, culminating in the celebration of Purim. The consumption of alcohol on Purim is just one of the many ways we celebrate the great miracle that took place in the time of Queen Esther – the story we read about in the megillah.

My Experience At Yarchei Kallah

January 11, 2018, by

I experienced the unbelievable power we all have to find meaning and create connection in our lives. Instead of sitting on the beach this winter break, I, along with 380 other public-school teens from all over America, Canada, Chile, and Argentina, came together to expand our understanding of Judaism and learn Torah for five days

The Fastest Ambulance? An Israeli Motorcycle

June 20, 2017, by

As a young EMT on a Jerusalem ambulance, Eli Beer realized that, stuck in brutal urban traffic, they often arrived too late to help. So he organized a group of volunteer EMTs — many on foot — ready to drop everything and dash to save lives in their neighborhood. Today, United Hatzlah uses a smartphone

OU-JLIC Students & Educators Launch Campaign to Help Firefighters in Israel

December 8, 2016, by

L to R: Elan Karoll, Ahava Schachter-Zarembski, and Hayley Nagelberg. For Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, the recent devastating fires that spread throughout Israel was an opportunity to share warmth – in a positive way. Illini Hillel, Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative, and the Israel Education Center joined together this week

Yachad Israel: Pizza 4 Soldiers Blogpost:

September 27, 2016, by

“Pizza makes me think that anything is possible” ~ Henry Rollins Yachad Israel is bringing back Pizza 4 Soldiers! Yachad Israel finds it important to show support for Israel’s IDF soldiers. What better way to support than to make and send pizza! At our Pizza 4 Soldiers events, Yachad members, students in Yeshiva and Seminary,

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