By Rabbi Robert Dobrusin Forty years ago, when I was a rabbinical student in Israel, our program called for us to do a “service project” in the spirit of volunteerism and in order to learn about an area of Israeli society. Many of my classmates became part-time Rabbis in Masorti (Conservative) congregations throughout Israel. I… Continue reading A Loving Home
Passover 2020/5780 Dear Friends, Our last newsletter reached you around Chanukah, later than usual, because we wanted to report about the special activities, which took place last fall. Nevertheless, we want to go back to last fall and share some additional events that took place during that time frame. Just a few weeks ago, the… Continue reading Happy Passover!
Kiryat Gat, Israel, July 2019 - Co-Presidents, Janet and Irwin Tobin, spent an incredible day with Rabbi Liron Levy and our four Bat Mitzvah girls, Diana, Inbal, Tair, Oren and May, the Israeli volunteer, who was also Bat Mitzved. They chatted all morning and the girls spoke freely about their families, what it means to… Continue reading Bat Mitzvah Experience Shared
When Cameron Fields was given the opportunity to intern this summer at American Friends of Neve Hanna (AFNH), as our Young Leadership Chair, she practically jumped at the offer. Giving these children, from disadvantaged homes, a stable home where they are loved, given proper nutrition, work experience and lifelong friendships is something truly special. Having… Continue reading Cameron Fields, Young Leadership Chair
American Friends of Neve Hanna is happy to announce that Rabbi Liron Levy and the scribe will begin holding workshops prior to Rosh Hashana. There will be a symbolic ceremony, with all the children and staff, to begin the writing of the Torah. The next series of workshops will be titled Torah and Me...searching for… Continue reading Torah and Me…searching for a personal meaning