Israel Education Blog

Feeling Inspired: Eric Maurer's Summer at CJE

Eric%2C%2029Nov.jpgDriving down Park Heights Avenue on an early summer morning, I notice the signs that seem to follow me on my journey.  “The Associated:  Inspiring Jewish Community.”  Left and right the signs continued.
I find myself reflecting: “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
Ok.  My name isn’t Dorothy nor have I ever been to Kansas, but where was I?

Yisrael Sheli, My Israel By: Ellen Kahan Zager

 ekz_0.jpegUsing twenty-four inch square foam core puzzle pieces and their creative juices, Jewish students from across the Baltimore landscape explored their Zionism by participating in the Center for Jewish Education’s Yisrael Sheli, My Israel, A Collaborative Puzzle Art Project & Installation, the brainchild of Amalia Phillips, CJE’s Director of Israel & Overseas Education.
On April 26th, 2015 about 150 Baltimore students gathered to celebrate Israel’s 67th birthday, joyously sing Hatikvah, enjoying Israeli treats and creating their own unique puzzle pieces that reflect how they feel and what they know about Israel.

Memories from Israel


A blog post by Amalia Phillips, Director of Israel and Overseas Education

The news from Israel bring back memories like a kaleidoscope; a medley of sweet and bitter images, sounds and smells that are forever etched in my brain. I was born during the Sinai war and lived (through several wars) in Ramat-Gan, a lazy town just north of Tel Aviv, deep in the heart of Israel's 'central' coastal region. 

Waiting for Winter

A blog post by Ariela Lerman, Israel Education Coordinator

Lerman.jpgI miss winter.  I know that is has been a mild winter and most people in Baltimore are enjoying the weather, but I grew up in Minnesota.  I need snow in the winter and flurrying and melting on the ground does not constitute snow in my books.  Especially since this is my last winter in a colder climate I would really like a decent amount of snow.  I’m hoping that we will at least get enough snow in the next month or two to make it seem like winter, and if it’s cold outside there should really be snow.

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