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Reflections of a Nativ 36 Parent

Posted on September 19, 2017

Stacey Urbach When we first considered supporting our daughter to take a gap year, we shared the concern that perhaps she would end up “behind” her peers. What we ultimately came to believe is that she should not live her young adult life as if in a race, but rather take the time to explore Continue Reading »

Nativ is About to Finish the 2nd Year with the Yozma Track

Posted on April 10, 2017

This year, our oldest son, Kasriel, has been in Israel for his gap year. In our community (we live in Riverdale), this would be unremarkable as most of our friends’ children have spent their gap year in Israel. For Kasriel, however, this year in Israel was never supposed to happen – or so we thought. Continue Reading »

Nativ 36 Moves to New Volunteering Community – Yemin Orde Youth Village

Posted on April 10, 2017

My name is Batya Feder, and I am on the Yemin Orde track on Nativ 36. I am loving it! I volunteer in the kitchen, and it’s been such a wonderful experience. The regular workers here have been very warm and appreciative of our help. We prepare the schnitzel, schwarma, chicken, or fish for lunch, we Continue Reading »

Volunteering with Magen David Adom

Posted on April 10, 2017

It was midday in the Negev. My partner Michaela Yancey and I were riding on the lavan Magen David Adom ambulance heading back to the Yerucham Station after dropping a patient at Be’er Sheva Medical Center. Suddenly, a notification appeared on the small tablet in the driver’s seat – לידה spelled out in Hebrew on the display, Continue Reading »

Reflections from Bogeret Nativ 35 Sydney Shaiman

Posted on September 6, 2016

I think about Nativ every day. Aside from giving me amazing new friends, countless memories and laughs, and a newfound love of Israel and Judaism, being a part of Nativ 35 taught me to seize every opportunity. Part of the gift, and the challenge of Nativ, is how much freedom you are given. Most weekends, Continue Reading »

Reflections from Bogeret Nativ 35 Rebecca Perl

Posted on September 6, 2016

A year ago today, my friends were moving halfway across the country and into their dorm rooms, participating in welcome weekends and pulling late nighters to finish essays. A year ago today, I was sitting on an airplane, in an incredibly uncomfortable situation, on my way to Israel. I had waited approximately six years for Continue Reading »

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