TanenbaumCHAT Chesed Solidarity Mission to Israel


On Sunday, February 26, a group of @TanenbaumCHAT students departed on a Chesed Solidarity Mission to Israel. From the moment we landed on Monday morning, this trip has been nothing short of remarkable. Among the many incredible people our students have met are: recently released hostage Maya Regev; the President of Israel, Isaac Herzog; and countless heroes from the city of Ofakim. A simple social post can’t possibly sum up everything we’ve experienced on this trip, but one sentiment has been echoed by everyone we've met so far: share our stories. As such, we’d like to point you to a handful of photos from the trip thus far at the links below:

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Update: Before we sign off for Shabbat we wanted to send one last dispatch from TanenbaumCHAT’s Chesed Solidarity Mission to Israel. Wednesday and Thursday were a whirlwind of unforgettable events for our students. They visited the Kotel, took part in numerous volunteer initiatives in support of the seniors and the food insecure and listened to some truly fascinating talks by historian Gil Troy and Aryeh Lightstone (a key player in the Abraham Accords). Our students also had the opportunity to visit Hostage Square, where they heard first hand from an expectant mother whose husband was murdered on October 7 and joined an uplifting impromptu kumzits after. The jam-packed two days culminated with dinner at a restaurant that turned into a dance party. Said the restaurant manager whose team is still mourning the loss of two employees at the Nova Festival on October 7, we had to eventually re-open because "that's what Israelis do."  #wewilldanceagain #findyourself #standingwithisrael #tanenbaumchat #shabbatshalom

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Update (Wednesday March 13, 2024): This morning our school came together in the Meyer/Finkelstein Gymnasium to learn about our recent Chesed Solidarity Mission to Israel from the 36 students who experienced it first hand. Todah rabah to our students for speaking so passionately about their experiences and the rollercoaster of emotions that came with meeting hostages, families and communities torn apart by terrorism. Thanks as well to the students who led our school in prayers for peace and the hope of better days for our brothers and sisters in Israel. (See photos from assembly below)