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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]