• Have You Ever Seen Such a Beautiful Place?

    “ARE THOSE CACTI?!” I shouted as my friends and I walked up the Tel. Sure enough, there were dozens and dozens of cacti surrounding the dirt path that lead to our destination. But, unsurprisingly, the cacti were nowhere close to the most beautiful part of our short hike.


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  • From Transformational to Routine Moments on EIE

    In writing about our experience at the Kotel recently, I mentioned our ancestors’ experience at Mt. Sinai. The moment of revelation is dramatic


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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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  • Kibbutz Tzuba: A Wonderful Place to Live and Learn

    For the first 30 years of the NFTY-EIE High School in Israel, students lived with Israeli host families. Although this provided many benefits, there were challenges, as well, and the program transitioned to centralized housing for all the students. Beit Shmuel, located right next to Hebrew Union College, in the center of Jerusalem became the […]


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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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  • The Impact of NFTY-EIE

    The impact of the EIE-High School in Israel program on our son Jonathan was enormous. As a family, we could not be more pleased with the many gifts that EIE has given Jonathan - and us as a Reform Jewish family.


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  • Modern Judaism

    Preceding our pilgrimage to Poland this weekend, the students visited Yad Vashem as part of helping to prepare for the trip. We had preparation on many levels, from making sure the students have everything they need for the trip: appropriate clothing, preparatory discussions, and preparing the ceremonies which the students will lead in Poland.


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  • Our EIE Experience

    We can’t believe it's over. These four months have gone by so fast. Being on EIE has made us feel much more connected to Israel and the Jewish people.


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  • 5 Reasons to apply for NFTY-EIE

    Immerse yourself in the richness of the land, culture, people and history of Israel, all while earning a full semester’s high school credit, plus additional credits for Jewish History, Hebrew and Physical Education.


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  • NFTY-EIE Fall Semester takes off

    Today we land in Israel! 21 strangers, from 7 URJ Camps and 13 NFTY Regions, will spend the next 4 months living and learning in Israel. And we could not be more excited! Here are 10 reason we can't wait to start our semester in the Holy Land.


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