As the Diller Teen Fellows start to prepare for their Israel Summer Seminar, we look back at their experiences this past year through this program. Over the past year, Diller Teen Fellows from across North America in six different cities have attended workshops in their hometowns about leadership and Judaism, have explored Israel’s culture, and have even participated in the 2012 North American Seminar with their partner city in Israel, where Diller teens from Israel traveled to North America to learn about the culture and way of life of American Jews, and compare their counterpart’s lifestyle to their own lifestyle in Israel. This summer, North American Diller Teen Fellows will be able to apply the skills they have developed through this past program year in the annual Diller Israel Summer Seminar, where Dillers from twelve cities from both North America and Israel will be exposed to different cultures and lifestyles, and new ideas about leadership and Judaism in a 3-week trip to Israel.
Before they head off to the holy land, here are a few highlights from each cohort’s past year in the program, including a post about the San Francisco cohort’s tikkun olam project planting a garden at a low-income housing project and a post from MetroWest describing one Israeli’s eye-opening and exciting time in New York City.
First Diller Shabbaton….AMAZING!!
Leah Gold, November 4, 2011
North American Seminar|
Rachael Goldman, April 5, 2012
Last Shabbaton Before Israel
Chelsea, June 26, 2012
MetroWest New Jersey
Who is a Jew?
Noah Lisser & Omer Kinor, March 27, 2012
American Culture: the BIG Apple
Peleg Kazaz, March 28, 2012
It’s Monday morning, but that doesn’t mean “good bye”
April 6, 2012
The 2012 North American Seminar–Reflections on Partnership
Jenny, April 17, 2012
The Diller Teen Fellows J-Serve-ing the Community
Gabriel Kaufman & EJ Weiss, April 27, 2012