Birkat Kohanim–Hannah Kaplun

Birkat Kohanim— that thing that happens in Chutzla Aretz a couple times a year, and every day in Israel. In Chutzla Aretz, it’s seen as very special, and the niggun the kohanim sing add to the drama. In Israel, it’s that part where you have no idea what’s happening shabbos morning in shul. But, what... Continue Reading →

Machon Maayan Talent Showcase

Here at Machon Maayan, students have the opportunity to be a part of the music, art, and/or photography tracks. In the music tracks, there are two classes offered: music theory and singing/songwriting. In singing/songwriting, students write songs, focusing on lyrics and learn about different chord progressions and other ways to make their music more interesting.... Continue Reading →

Tamir Goodman at Machon Maayan!

Machon Maayan had the pleasure of hearing Tamir Goodman speak. Tamir spoke to us about his story and how he was able to be a strong, religious Jew while playing Division I college basketball. He taught us many valuable lessons about trusting G-d and seeing Him everywhere, as well as perseverance and to always be... Continue Reading →

Thank you Kfar Noar Hodayot: Cami Apt

We wanted to write this letter because we couldn’t help but to express our gratitude towards all of you for everything you did for us! Receiving us, giving us a place to stay and giving us food is such a tremendous chessed. You had no obligation and you did not even know us! Thank you... Continue Reading →

A Yom Hashoa Like No Other

Yesterday was Yom Hashoa--Israel's national Holocaust Remembrance Day. In Judaism, the day begins at night, and in the few hours leading up to the eve of the night marking the beginning of Yom Hashoa, we listened to a Holocaust survivor speak about her story.   Afterwards, we learned about the last words that many Jews... Continue Reading →

Senior Center

What do you do at your internship? I sing to the elderly at the local old age in Kibbutz Yavne. We sing a mix of your typical kumzitz songs (Like Tov Lehodot or Kol Haolam Kulo) along with a bunch of Israeli classics (Halleluyah, Yachad Lev El Lev.) -Yvette Teitelbaum Do you have any stories?... Continue Reading →

Art Chug

Why did you decide to do this internship? I chose to do this because I have always loved art my whole life and it gives me a chance to get to do it and to do it with kids. Art is a great way for kids to bring out their creativity and I am very... Continue Reading →

Parshat Pekudei: Claire Segal

Claire Segal, Bucks County, Pennsylvania   Let me tell you a quick fairytale: Once upon a time in a land not so far away, there was a king. The king threw a party, got drunk, executed his wife, woke up sober, and regretted his decision. He then demanded that every maiden of the land be... Continue Reading →

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