Rachel Nadel, motivated by the NCSY Shabbaton she experienced as a child, spent her post-high-school year in Israel studying. That year was critical in her spiritual development, but also critical in helping her future vision emerge: she spent most of her time in the dorms of her women’s yeshiva, and didn’t get to meet families living in Israel.
Now raising her large family in Kochav HaShachar, Rachel and her husband run a totally voluntary organization called “Anywhere in Israel.” They set up post-high-school students studying in Israel for Shabbat with religious families living all over Israel. What began as a small project has turned into a huge success, with thousands of students having incredible Shabbat experiences each month.
Listen as Rachel shares with Arutz Sheva about her enthusiasm in bringing this nation together as one, one Shabbat at a time.
The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.