November 18, 2019

Today's blog post is written by Hannah, a member of the 2019-2020 Yahel Social Change Fellowship. Hannah is living for 9 months in the Ramat Eliyahu neighborhood in Rishon LeZion. 

The mass exodus of people evacuating the bus should’ve clued me in. My phone had bee...

November 14, 2019

Today's blog post is written by Emily, a member of the 2019-2020 Yahel Social Change Fellowship. Emily is living and volunteering for 9 months in Lod. 

“Emily! How was your weekend? We missed you!” said the sweet students of Dar Al-Hakma high school located in Lod,...

November 5, 2019

Today's blog post is written by Rose, a member of the 2019-2020 Yahel Social Change Fellowship. Rose is living and volunteering for 9 months in Rishon LeZion. 

“There’s just something in the air during the chaggim (holidays). You have to be there to understand,” my...

October 29, 2019

Today's blogpost was written by Maya Kitra Vizel-Schwartz, a Yahel Social Change fellow living, learning and volunteering for 9-months in the city of Lod.

What is it to be a citizen? To be a community member? To subscribe to a national identity? As a person of multiple...

September 16, 2019

This post was written by Aimee Ascolese, a current MSW student at Rutgers University and an alum of a Yahel and Rutgers Study Abroad Partnership in Ramat Eliyahu.

This July 2019 I completed a month-long service learning study abroad trip, organized by Yahel and the Rutg...

August 13, 2019

Today's blogpost was written by Sarah Grace Rogers, a recent alum of the 2019 Social Justice and Community Services Internship program in Haifa. 

One weekend on a trip to Jerusalem, an Israeli friend of mine started helping a guy around our age figure out how to lo...

Today's blogpost was written by Emerson Karsh Lomban, a Yahel  Onward Israel Participant, learning and interning for two-months in Haifa

This summer I am doing Onward Israel’s themed based social justice and community service program where I am living and interning in H...

July 4, 2019

Today's blog was written by Yahel staff members in response to the shooting of Solomon Tekah and the resulting protests. All interviewees  are former or current Yahel staff or partners. 

A shot was heard around Israel. On Sunday, June 30 an off-duty officer sh...

Today's blogpost was written by Ethan Harrington-Smith, a Yahel Social Change fellow living, learning and volunteering for 9-months in the city of Rishon LeZion. Bat El smiles, handing me a marker from the other side of the table. She’s wearing a traditional Ethiop...

June 25, 2019

Today's blogpost was written by Mo Branchfeld, a Yahel Social Change fellow living, learning and volunteering for 9-months in the city of Lod.

Stories are the glue that connects us and makes us human, different from other animals. That is the theory of Israeli historian...