Travel

Zip-lines and Tikkun Olam: A Very Jewish Spring Break Adventure

Hillel trip to Costa Rica gives students new perspective

From Chicago’s North Shore to the Deep South of the Delta: Our Southern Jewish Journey

Today’s post comes from Rabbi Bruce Elder, who brought congregants from his suburban-Chicago congregation down South earlier this year. The ...

Drawn to the Light

One of my favorite poets, a slam poet named Vanessa Hidary, asks, in one of her remarkable pieces in which ...

Wandering Jewess

Jew. Woman. American. Those three attributes are as intrinsic to my identity as my own name.  A close fourth would ...

Missy’s Farewell: Timehopping Through Two Southern & Jewish Years!

This is the first in a series of four farewell posts from the ISJL’s 2013-2015 Education Fellows, who will all ...

Southern Jewish Spotlight: Midland/Odessa, Texas

As an ISJL Education Fellow, I hit the road a lot and spend time in communities that are new to ...

Colombia: Encountering the Other, Finding Ourselves

Pining for adventure? Missing the warmth and the sun? The Be’chol Lashon/Vanderbilt Hillel Student Trip to Colombia combined both together ...

Purim in Paradise, from Nashville to the Caribbean

Imagine Purim by the crystal clear and warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. No need for warm costumes or shoveling ...

The Rabbi, The Pastor and the Torah of Mankind

The baggage claim at the airport in Gondar, Ethiopia is still by far the most humorous way I have yet ...

Is it Good to Be a Voluntourist?

I’ll admit, sometimes I browse Buzzfeed . In particular, since I’m a bit of an adrenaline junky, I often look at ...