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Bnei Akiva: Doing “The Amazing Race” Jewish Style

World Bnei Akiva is holding an “Amazing Race” competition for its training groups who are currently visiting Israel. The training groups included youths from Mexico, the Scandinavian countries, Australia, Italy, France, Germany, South America, South Africa, New Zealand and more. The youths in the groups are finishing high school and come to Israel for ten [...]

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Take A Big Breath

I wish I could say I’m decorating the house and hanging blue lights and choreographing the dance program I’m supposed to teach the Shalom Schoolers. But I’m beat, so here’s nice Yenta post from a couple of years back, ‘cause tonight the only pre-Chanukah groovin’ I can muster is to lay on the sofa listening [...]

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Massive floods damage Melbourne Jewish infrastructure

Mass flash flooding triggered by Cyclone Yasi caused severe damage to Jewish community buildings in Melbourne. Wild floods stormed through several suburbs heavily populated by Melbourne’s 50,000-strong Jewish community on the evening of Feb. 4, prompting the closure of the Sephardi Synagogue on Shabbat. At least two Jewish schools were also flooded, with Bialik College [...]

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