Tag Archives: Reflections

A Journey Comes Full Circle by Hope Chernak

04 June

A Journey Comes Full Circle
By Hope Chernak

In August 2009, I joined a special group of select educators recruited by the Jewish Education Project (formally known as BJENY-SAJES) to participate in a cohort called Project InCiTE. Project InCiTE was a training program designed to inform and enhance the field of Israel engagement by working with educators for two years…

Our Wishes to Ted Greenwood

30 May

Our Wishes to Ted Greenwood

Saying goodbye is never easy; saying goodbye to one of our closest friends is even harder. Ted Greenwood, a pioneer and champion of our partnership program is officially stepping down as Chair of the Israel Engagement Committee as he and his wife move to Boston this summer. While Ted and Dru will continue to be great friends and advocates of our Gateways and Tents partnership, we will miss their day-to-day leadership and presence in our community. We know that Shaaray Tefila and Ohel Avraham-Leo Baeck will always have a special place in Ted’s heart, and Ted will always have a special place in ours…

Reflections from Israel: Teen Exchange by Hope Chernak

25 April

Reflections from Israel: Teen Exchange
by Hope Chernak

I just returned from Haifa on Tuesday after spending three wonderful days with our partners in Israel. The trip provided me with the opportunity to reconnect with the Israeli group that had visited Shaaray Tefila last month. Much like our teens, they are still talking about the experience; about visiting New York City for the first time and, more importantly, the relationships that they built with our teens…