• An Incredible Opportunity

    Jordan Levy is from the San Francisco Bay Area. He participated on EIE in Spring 2013 and will begin his second year at Cal Poly SLO in the Fall, where he is majoring in Computer Science. Growing up, he went to URJ Camp Newman and was a member of Temple Israel in Alameda. EIE gave […]


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  • The Best College Prep I Could Ask For

    Rayna Petrovsky is a Spring 2014 alum of NFTY-EIE. A native of Scottsdale, Arizona, she will be a freshman at the University of Arizona in the fall, planning to major in physiology. EIE taught me how to be independent in a way I never expected. Although I went to camp, and had been away from […]


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  • Fall 2015 Update

    We are thrilled to announce that we have had a successful Fall registration drive! As you all know, through a generous grant, in April, we were able to announce a $4000 tuition reduction. Registration has tripled and we are preparing for the largest Fall EIE class in years! Our Fall students are part of a […]


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  • Spring 2015 EIE Photo Contest Winner: An Unforgettable Day With Women of the Wall

    Jackie Kindler, of Port Washington, NY, and an active participant in NFTY-NAR, was the winner of the Spring 2015 EIE Photo Contest. Here, she describes the inspiration for her winning photo My picture comes from the Western Wall when the women of EIE joined with Women of the Wall to celebrate Rosh Chodesh Iyar, a day […]


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  • Thanks for an Amazing Semester!

    It’s amazing how fast four months go by! It seems like only yesterday that the Spring 2015 students arrived in Israel to start their semester on EIE, and now they have returned home. Our students had an extraordinary experience and have memories to last a lifetime. To celebrate our students, we invite you to look back […]


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  • Reality

    Rudy B. is a junior from Berkeley, CA. She is a member of Congregation Beth El in Berkeley, is active in NFTY-CWR, and goes to Camp Newman. In her final blog post, she writes about the reality and emotions she faces, now that she has returned from four months on NFTY-EIE. It is Sunday, almost […]


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  • Another Micah Student Goes to Israel: Sarah Goldberg

    Sarah Goldberg, of Temple Micah in Washington, DC, participated on the EIE Fall 2014 semester. In the May/June synagogue newsletter, the Vine, a story about her time in Israel is featured. With the synagogue’s permission, the article is reprinted on the EIE blog. By Diana Seasonwein “You’re crazy to be going to Israel!” Sarah Goldberg’s […]


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  • A Day in the Life of an EIE Student–A Parent’s Perspective

    Jodi Rosenberg traveled to Israel this Spring with her husband to meet their son, Brandon, who is currently studying on EIE. She writes about a day in the life of an EIE student from her perspective.Earlier this year, my husband and I traveled to Israel on NFTY-EIE’s Parents’ Pilgrimage, along with over 70 other family […]


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  • A Family Israel Experience To Remember

    Len Bates is the Steering Committee Vice-Chair for URJ Camp George. His son Jarod is a participant on the current semester of EIE and his daughter Ariel attended two years ago. He visited EIE during the Parents’ Pilgrimage in March. Originally written on URJ Camp George’s blog, we repost it here today. Simply amazing!  URJ’s […]


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  • I’m Coming Home

    Max is a junior from Fresno, CA. He is a member of Temple Beth Israel of Fresno, a participant in NFTY-CWR, and has attended Camp Newman for many years.  Although the title of this blog post is “I’m Coming Home,” this does not mean I am returning home quite yet.  I still have about more […]


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