• Tykocin: Memories of Thriving Jewish Life

    Maya K. is a junior from Truro, MA. She is an alum of Crane Lake Camp and belongs to the Cape Cod Synagogue. Prior to 1941, the small city Tykocin was a thriving Jewish kehillah. At its height, two-thirds of the population of Tykocin were Jewish; the Jews lived harmoniously with Poles. However, Jewish houses […]


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  • A Pilgrimage Every Jew Should Make: A Faculty Perspective on NFTY-EIE’s Poland Pilgrimage, Part 2

    David Alon is a Jewish History teacher with NFTY-EIE. Today, we feature the second part of his blog post on his perspective on taking the NFTY-EIE students on a pilgrimage to Poland. Lublin and Majdanek One of my favorite parts of the Jewish prayer service is אלו דברים שאין להם שיעור  elu dvarim sh-eyn lehem shiur, […]


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  • A Pilgrimage Every Jew Should Make: A Faculty Perspective on NFTY-EIE’s Poland Pilgrimage, Part 1

    David Alon is a Jewish History teacher with NFTY-EIE. Today, we feature the first part of his blog post on his perspective on taking the NFTY-EIE students on a pilgrimage to Poland. “Don’t you ever get tired of guiding the sites in Poland?” my students asked me the day before our departure. “Well,” I answered, […]


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  • Preparation for a Meaningful and Emotional Pilgrimage to Poland

    Baruch Kraus is the Principal of the NFTY-EIE High School in Israel. In these weekly postings, he gives a description and rundown of what the group is doing day to day, which he hopes sheds some light on what the EIE experience is like. Early Sunday morning, the students traveled to the airport for a […]


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  • A Wonderful Visit to Israel

    Bruce and Karen Winters visited Israel and NFTY-EIE last month to see their son, Lee, a junior currently enjoying the Fall 2015 semester of the program. They write about their enjoyable three days visiting Tzuba, seeing the program, and traveling around Israel We arrived to Tzuba on Friday and soon received a grand tour, ate […]


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  • Continuing Through Our Studies of the History of the Jewish People

    Baruch Kraus is the Principal of the NFTY-EIE High School in Israel. In these weekly postings, he gives a description and rundown of what the group is doing day to day, which he hopes sheds some light on what the EIE experience is like. It has been a very eventful two weeks since I last […]


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  • Flashback Friday: An EIE Alum Returns to Krakow

    Yael Farber is a Fall 2010 NFTY-EIE alum studying at Dickinson College. This semester, she is studying abroad in Prague. She has explored not only the Czech Republic, but neighboring countries in Europe as well. Recently, she visited Krakow, which brought back memories from her trip to Poland on her EIE semester. With her permission, […]


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  • Experiencing the Holidays the Israeli Way

    Rachael C. is a junior from Carmel, Indiana. She is an alum of both GUCI and Kutz Camp, participates in NFTY-OV, and belongs to Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. I cannot believe how the time on EIE has passed by so quickly! We’ve done quite a lot of exploring within the beautiful country of Israel. Over Yom […]


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  • Fall 2015 Parents’ Pilgrimage Begins

    Baruch Kraus is the Principal of the NFTY-EIE High School in Israel. I am delighted to share that 17 parents, siblings, and extended family members arrived in Israel this week for the Fall 2015 Parents’ Pilgrimage. Always a highlight of our Fall and Spring semesters, this will be a incredible ten days for parents and students. […]


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  • A Special Visit from the ARZENU Delegation

    Baruch Kraus is the Principal of the NFTY-EIE High School in Israel. In these weekly postings, he gives a description and rundown of what the group is doing day to day, which he hopes sheds some light on what the EIE experience is like. Last Shabbat we had many guests: the entire ARZENU delegation joined […]


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