• 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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  • Progress in Israel for the Reform Community

    By Mark Swick, Former NFTY RCVP and NFTY-MAR member My experience, and hopefully yours, was that NFTY is the ideal place to find yourself as an activist: for Israel, social justice concerns, or pluralism within the wider Jewish community. Whatever your cause, NFTY is a tremendous medium through which to learn, explore, grow and to enact change, all with your closest friends. Our tradition demands: “tzedek, tzedek tirdof” – justice, justice shall you pursue. Such is the case of Rabbi Miri Gold and those who fight for justice on her behalf. May she, and rabbis like her, continue to serve their communities with dignity and the full support of their government for years to come.


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  • Discover Where it all Started

    Theodore Herzl said, "Im tirtzu, ein zo agadah," "If you will it, it is no dream." Now is the time to will it and make that dream come true. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to join students from all over North America at NFTY’s elite, fully accredited EIE High School in Israel. It's not too late to join us to celebrate the 50th anniversary of EIE this Spring 2012! Follow in the footsteps of thousands of alumni who look back on their EIE semester as one of the most powerful and meaningful experiences of their lives.


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