Yearly Archives: 2016


Reflections on Memorial Day 2016

This memorial day, we are thinking about the role of American Jews in the American armed forces. As Debra Nussbaum Cohen points out in her 2009 article in The Forward, individual cases of Jews serving in the army highlight how few Jews serve in the American military - even relative to the small number of [...]

Thoughts from our Director on Lag B’Omer

L'ag B'omer elicits many different reactions from many different people. Here in Israel, it is the national day of children gathering around bonfires late into the night, or of incredible traffic in the entire North of Israel as thousands flock to Mt. Meron. For many others, it is a blip in the calendar that has [...]

SAVE THE DATE: Nesiya Alumni Picnic 2016!

Dear alumni, We invite you to join us at our 2nd Annual Nesiya Alumni picnic in Jerusalem! When: Friday, July 22 Where: Jerusalem (exact location TBA) Why: To reconnect, make new friends in the Jewish arts community, and enjoy the outdoors with other Nesiya folk! If you are planning on being in Israel this summer, [...]

New Website!

Hey Friends, Nesiya has just launched our brand new, state-of-the-art website! Be sure to check out some of our new pages, including: Alumni Artists, Photo Galleries, and more... Thank you for all the help, David!