Yearly Archives: 2016


Save the Date! Nesiya Alumni Picnic on July 22nd שמרו את התאריך לפיקניק בוגרים 2016!

Hey Nesiya Alumni and Friends! שלום חברי נסיעה! It's that time of year again! הגיע הזמן למפגש בוגרים! We would love to see everyone for the Nesiya 2nd Annual Alumni Picnic, this year taking place in Jerusalem at Gan HaVradim (The Wohl Rose Park).  נשמח לראות בוגרי תכנית נסיעה לפיקניק שנתי השני בירושלים בגן הורדים. [...]

Mifgash Yisraelim – Meeting the Israeli Participants 2016

Yesterday, on Monday evening, the Israeli participants came to the Nesiya office in Jerusalem to participate in a preparatory meeting before meeting and embarking on the trip next week with the American participants. They started with eating some pizza and doing a short text study on Martin Buber about the meaning of speaking to one [...]

Getting Ready for the Summer in the Nesiya Office!

We're getting ready for Nesiya Summer 2016 at the Nesiya office in Jerusalem! The Madrichim (counselors), Fivel, and the rest of the staff is busy in Jerusalem planning the summer. We're working on programming, getting together binders with details about flights, medical information, a conference call with the American families today, etc. as well as [...]

Meet the Summer Staff (continued) – Rachel “Bluth” Rosenbluth

Our third member of the Summer Staff for Nesiya 2016 and newest member to the Nesiya family is Rachel "Bluth" Rosenbluth! Rachel “Bluth” Rosenbluth is a Jewish experiential educator and talmida (student) of Torah, dedicated to building meaningful, spiritual and sustainable Jewish communities. Bluth lives in Israel, devoting her time to learning Torah in the [...]

Meet the Summer Staff (continued) – Gal Asaf!

Our second introduction is to our returning Alumnus - Gal Asaf (Nesiya 2007)! Born in small town in the Negev, Gal is an alumnus of Nesiya from Summer 2007 and The Bronfman Youth Fellowships program Summer 2008. Gal also participated in the Nesiya year-round Israeli program. He spent most of his high school years hiking [...]

Meet the Summer Staff – Dina Malinovitch

It's time to meet the wonderful Nesiya Staff who will be leading the group this summer on Nesiya 2016! Over the next couple of days, we will be posting about our talented staff members that are working hard at the Nesiya office - they are programming, training, and learning about the participants in order to [...]

Nesiya Alumni Newsletter June 2016!

Be sure to check out this month's Nesiya Alumni Newsletter for Mazal Tov announcements within the Nesiya community, Save-the-Date for the Alumni Picnic in Jerusalem this summer, as well as our spotlights on this month's featured Alumni! Follow this link or see it on our Alumni Newsletter page: Nesiya Alumni Newsletter June 2016

Training and Preparing for Summer 2016!

We spent the last two weekends on staff training seminars gearing up for this summer - first in the Negev and then in the Golan. We are so excited to meet all of our excellent participants in just a few short weeks!  What do you wish you could relive about your summer on Nesiya?

Mazal tov to Nesiya alumna and parent, Ilana Ruskay-Kidd!

It is with deep pride and admiration that we congratulate Nesiya family member Ilana Ruskay-Kidd on receiving the 2016 Covenant Award. As the founder and head of The Shefa School, a pluralistic Jewish day school in New York for children with special needs, Ilana has deepened her enhancement of and impact on Jewish education and the greater Jewish community. This [...]

Let’s get together and feel alright… #JewishUnityDay2016

Today is GLOBAL JEWISH UNITY DAY. A day when Jews from all around the world will join together to celebrate diversity, tolerance, and ahavat yisrael. In the words of Rabbi Dr. Jonathan Sacks, practice (or non-practice) of Judaism is that "which binds us together as a family." We at Nesiya value unity, respect, sharing and [...]