≈ What IsRael? ≈


Applications are now being accepted to the Sinai Scholars Israel education program!

What IsRael will attempt to explore Israel's Jewish mystical side as well as its concrete and modern reality. From the pages of the Talmud to the Jerusalem Post, we will explore texts as well as listen to speakers who will cover a variety of subjects related to the land and the spirit. From history to politics, from Judaism to culture – explore its body and its soul...

What: A limited group of students will be accepted to meet bi-weekly (yes, that's every other week... I know, confusing..) for a total of 6 times during the 2013 Spring Semester to explore Israel! Half of the meetings will follow a text-based curriculum exploring a wide range of ideas and opinions about the culture, history and spirit of Israel. The other half will entail guest speakers discussing a wide range of relevant topics including; political, economic and technological issues.

Note: Needless to state, there is no political agenda behind this program, you will hear from a variety of speakers with a variety of views.

Students who complete the program will be awarded a $150 gift card to the Penn bookstore or a$250 credit towards travel on the Israelinks program. Students will also be given priority when applying for our birthright trip for Summer 2013 (prodivded that they are eligible for the trip).

Dates: Wednesday, Feb. 6 & 20, March 13 & 20, April 3 & 17. from 8-10pm (A special Shabbat Dinner or lunch with a speaker is planned as well for Feb. 16th)

Location: Lubavitch House, 4037 Pine Street

Contact: Michael Vaysburd [email protected]

Apply: By Jan 31st at midnight. Application below. 


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Have you traveled to Israel? Yes No

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