• Connecting History With Amazing Trips Around Israel

    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. Even with the multiple incidents over the past week, despite what […]


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  • An Incredible Semester in Israel: How NFTY-EIE Changed My Life

    Rockey Greenberg, a Spring 2015 NFTY-EIE alum, writes in a letter to her rabbi, Paul Kipnes about her amazing experience on the program. Originally written on Rabbi Kipnes’ blog, we reprint it here with his permission. Dear Rabbi Paul, Thank you so much for all of the support you have given me this past year […]


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  • A Memorable Journey from Sea to Sea

    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. After Sukkot and warm home hospitality, we started our Yam el […]


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  • L’Dor V’Dor – From Generation to Generation

    Dear Friends of the NFTY-EIE High School in Israel, On August 24, thirty three high school students from 17 states and provinces across North America departed New York bound for Tel Aviv and the Fall semester of NFTY’s EIE High School in Israel program. They will spend the next three months immersed in the story […]


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  • Hiking Up Masada and an Unforgettable Morning

    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. Friday morning, at 4 AM, the students woke for a hike […]


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  • The Joy of Teaching on NFTY-EIE

    Steve Toltz is the Academic Coordinator for NFTY-EIE. Today he writes about his joy of teaching and working with students on NFTY-EIE. I have been involved with EIE since the fall of 1999 when, as an oleh chadash (new immigrant), I walked into the NFTY office at HUC, introduced myself to Baruch Kraus and told […]


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  • A Unique Rosh Hashanah

    What a Shabbat + Rosh HaShanah EIE had! We left Tzuba on Friday morning in a thick cloud of dust. Weather reports claimed it should end in a day, but instead, we didn’t see blue sky for four days. Temperatures were much higher than normal, likely leading to an awkward, uncomfortable, and potentially miserable experience. […]


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  • Touring the City of David and Understanding the Importance of the 4 D’s

    Molly A. is a junior from Danville, California. She is a member of Congregation B’nai Tikvah and NFTY-CWR, and is an alum of Camp Newman. This week, my Jewish History class went to the City of David in Jerusalem! The day started with a twist: Everyone on the bus was blindfolded and led by holding hands […]


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  • Exploring the Rich History of the Jewish People

    This has been a great week. The students are into their academics, in addition to the ongoing growth of community and friendships. We see lots of smiles, happy faces, and loads of enthusiasm. During the past week, our students studied our Jewish narrative, from being twelve tribes to entering the land of Canaan. This led […]


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  • A Series of Firsts: Tiyulim, Classes, Shabbat, and Havdalah

    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. We have just returned from Tel Gezer, complete with spectacular views […]


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