Busy day: taking a lone soldier back to base, picking up some new synagogue furniture for the ancient synagogue in Hevron, seeing another lone soldier in the Old City and guests still working to strengthen the Jewish Presence in Jerusalem! Still not done yet!
Happy Hanukkah from the Jerusalem Heritage House in the liberated Old City of Jerusalem. This Hanukkah has been quite a special one, mostly because of all the attacks at the UN and in DC against us even being here.
Its almost “Birthright Season” and its near the end of the fiscal year as well! We’ve been very busy (in a very good way!!) with our “lone soldiers” and strengthening the Jewish Presence. Please check out the pics below
Long day inside the Green line (not our style), but anything for our lone soldiers!
With your support and encouragement, we are continuing to do amazing things this summer at the Jerusalem Heritage House! Possibly the two biggest challenges facing the Jewish people today are creating strong Jewish personal identity among our youth and combating the global anti-Israel/BDS bias.
We had an AMAZING Shavuos holiday at the Jerusalem Heritage House. Packed house with “lone soldiers” and Birthright Israel extenders, various Jewish educational opportunities throughout the Old City, festive dairy meal, and prayers at the Kotel HaKatan (the “Little Western Wall).
Profile of Satchel Kornfeld one of our newest lone soldiers. Originally from Oregon, Satchel moved east after high school living in D.C. for 3 years, followed by 3 years in Maryland. After visiting Israel on the Taglit Birthright program in 2012 and learning a little about his Jewish heritage, Satchel decided to return to Israel with intensions of volunteering in the Israeli Defense Force in the Winter of 2015. After a short time in Tel Aviv, He came to the Heritage House…
We have had an AMAZING Birthright season, hosting tons and tons of guests! Giving constant tours, classes and advice (beds, food, HEAT, and clean laundry) to so many that stuck around to see more of what Israel and Judaism have to offer. At the same time, we did not neglect our dear “lone soldiers” and our various projects to strengthen the Jewish Presence in the Land of Israel. Whether it was raining, snowing or sunny – we made every day count!
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