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Galilee Diary: Galilee encounters
Three encounters from a day with 50 students from HUC, spending their first year in Israel before beginning their studies at the stateside campuses.
Yom HaZikaron History and Customs
Since the establishment of the State of Israel, four new holidays have been added to the Jewish calendar - Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day), Yom HaAatzmaut (Independence Day), and Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day). In Israel, these holidays are observed as national holidays.
Tu BiShvat Treat Tree
Too cold to plant a tree outside? This tree can be the centerpiece at your Tu BiShvat party. Most materials can be found at your local craft shop (and, of course, a quick stop at your local candy store!)
Tu BiShvat Handprint Tree
Children ages 4-10 will enjoy this messy project that blooms into a beautiful tree!
Yom HaAtzmaut Pinwheels
Celebrate Yom HaAtzmaut with these Israel-inspired pinwheels, a fun craft that can be adapted for all ages.
Why is the Music Different During the High Holidays?
Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine that you are gathered with your congregation for High Holiday worship. It is Erev Yom Kippur - the holiest night of the year.
Yom HaAtzmaut Painted Planters
Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) arrives just as the weather turns warm. Celebrate with patriotic planters.
Tu BiShvat Social Action Guide
Here are some ideas for incorporating social justice themes into your Tu BiShvat celebration.