The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: March 30th, 2015Blogs → Ear to the Ground
How do you put a love of Judaism into a middle-aged man when it was never there in the first place?
Posted on: September 5th, 2014Blogs → Ear to the Ground
In this Catskills summer camp, the custom is “Rocking this place like it’s never been rocked before”
Posted on: January 21st, 2014Blogs → Ear to the Ground
"I don’t think my kids have any difficulties that are specific to the Israeli school system."
Posted on: January 8th, 2014Blogs → Ear to the Ground
Finding Tekhelet is about fulfilling an ancient mitzvah that was there the whole time.
Posted on: January 3rd, 2014Blogs → Ear to the Ground
While tekhelet is a biblical commandment, it’s one full of "buts" that bring me up short.
Posted on: December 16th, 2013Blogs → Ear to the Ground
"We very strongly identify with the Aseh Chayil National Religious and Modern Orthodox ideology."
Posted on: December 10th, 2013Blogs → Ear to the Ground
"Everything we have done and learned regarding the gifted students has also come from speaking to more experienced Olim, not through the system."
Posted on: December 3rd, 2013Blogs → Ear to the Ground
She had a heart problem but no one imagined she would pass away the next day.
Posted on: November 26th, 2013Blogs → Ear to the Ground
After they made Aliyah, Randi discovered she was pregnant with Yisrael, who has Down syndrome.
Posted on: November 19th, 2013Blogs → Ear to the Ground
I speak to Esther Aaron about the Aliyah process, revisit Rachel and her daughter Dena, still struggling with the matriculation exams, and pass on some general information.
Posted on: November 5th, 2013Blogs → Ear to the Ground
We tried to put him in kindergarten but the Jewish day school couldn’t handle him. Their solution was to put him in "time out" all day.
Posted on: October 29th, 2013Blogs → Ear to the Ground
Dena was just on the cusp of turning 16 when her parents, both well-established professionals, made Aliyah from a major American metropolis.
Posted on: October 23rd, 2013Blogs → Ear to the Ground
Part of the problem of making Aliyah with kids involves the black and white nature of religious education in Israel.
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