Tzofim - Friends of Israel Scouts

Fundraising Event Update: Scarsdale, New York

The Scarsdale community members joined us at the home of Ronit Bentov, a long-time and strong supporter of Friends of Israel Scouts. We have always enjoyed our great relationship with Ronit, and it was truly a pleasure to share this special moment with her. We heard from Ilana Rosenzweig, who is originally from New Jersey and now lives with her Garin in Kibbutz Urim, while serving in the Air Force. Afterward we enjoyed a fabulous performance by Caravan Moriah

For more photos of this wonderful event, please click here.

 You can make your contribution here.

image

Fundraising Event Update: Dallas, Texas

In Dallas we had a beautiful event in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Yoram and Yael Avneri. We enjoyed delicious food and wonderful conversation with the Dallas community, and again had the opportunity to hear from a Garin Tzabar member. Jacob Jew, from Austin, now lives with his Garin in Kibbutz Kinneret and serves in the Armored Corps. Finally, we enjoyed the music of the Friendship Caravan’s southeast troupe, Caravan Eden.

For more photos of this wonderful event, please check them out on Facebook.

You can make your contribution here.

image

Fundraising Event Update: Detroit, Michigan

In Detroit we had the honor of being welcomed into the beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Alon and Shari Kaufman. The Kaufmans spoke a little bit about their personal relationship with the Tzofim and why they choose to support Garin Tzabar. We then the story of Andrew Solomon, from Nevada, who now lives with Garin Tzabar in Kibbutz Beit HaEmek and serves in the Air Force. Finally, we were treated to a beautiful performance by the Friendship Caravan’s midwest troupe, Caravan Ariel

For more photos of this wonderful event, please click here

You can make your contribution here.

image

 

Our Garin Tzabar members from the tri-state region marching in the Celebrate Israel Parade up 5th Ave in NYC, with MK Sofa Landver. Taken on June 2, 2013. More photos here.

A video aired at last night’s Garin Tzabar farewell ceremony in New York. In mid-August, our Garin Tzabar 2012 participants will be making Aliyah to Israel and joining the army. We raise our hats to them, wish them Mazal Tov and b’Hatzlacha. We admire and appreciate you endlessly, Garin Tzabar participants. 

tzofimcvk:

Israel Photo of the Day: Friendship Caravan Atzmaut Tour!
This week, we were graced with the arrival of last Summer’s Caravan Pisgah crew, who are back for 2 weeks of touring the Tri-State area on a tour for Yom Ha’Atzmaut.  So far, Pisgah has been quite a hit, singing classic Israeli folk songs and more! We love Israel, we love Yom HaAtzmaut, and we love Tzofim Friendship Caravan!! What’s your favorite Israeli song? Comment below!

tzofimcvk:

Israel Photo of the Day: Friendship Caravan Atzmaut Tour!

This week, we were graced with the arrival of last Summer’s Caravan Pisgah crew, who are back for 2 weeks of touring the Tri-State area on a tour for Yom Ha’Atzmaut.  So far, Pisgah has been quite a hit, singing classic Israeli folk songs and more! We love Israel, we love Yom HaAtzmaut, and we love Tzofim Friendship Caravan!! What’s your favorite Israeli song? Comment below!

Israel Photo of the Day - Tekes

Garin Tzabar, Tzofim’s army program for Diaspora Jews who want to serve in the Israeli army, while maintaining and growing a network and family of like-minded peers. This photograph captures Garin Tzabar participants happily celebrating a step forward in their progress; at a tekes, or ceremony, as part of their army service. On breaks from their service, Garin Tzabar participants return home to their host Kibbutz to relax and spend time with their Garin; their community; their friends; their family. 

Israel Photo of the Day - Tekes

Garin Tzabar, Tzofim’s army program for Diaspora Jews who want to serve in the Israeli army, while maintaining and growing a network and family of like-minded peers. This photograph captures Garin Tzabar participants happily celebrating a step forward in their progress; at a tekes, or ceremony, as part of their army service. On breaks from their service, Garin Tzabar participants return home to their host Kibbutz to relax and spend time with their Garin; their community; their friends; their family. 

tzofimcvk:

Israel Photo of the Day - Touring Jerusalem - Authentically
This photo captures the essence of Chetz v’Keshet. It’s a Summer in Israel… Israeli Style! All madrichim (counselors) and tour guides are Israeli soldiers, with backgrounds in education and youth programming, who are trained to be able to provide the best possible tours of our sites. This makes the trip accessible to everyone - Israelis who think they know everything there is to know (and are usually surprised to find out they don’t), and those who have never been to Israel before in their lives. This photo, of an Israeli madricha giving our teens a tour around Jerusalem’s Old City, truly captures that experience in a moment. 83 days til CVK! Are you excited?

tzofimcvk:

Israel Photo of the Day - Touring Jerusalem - Authentically

This photo captures the essence of Chetz v’Keshet. It’s a Summer in Israel… Israeli Style! All madrichim (counselors) and tour guides are Israeli soldiers, with backgrounds in education and youth programming, who are trained to be able to provide the best possible tours of our sites. This makes the trip accessible to everyone - Israelis who think they know everything there is to know (and are usually surprised to find out they don’t), and those who have never been to Israel before in their lives. This photo, of an Israeli madricha giving our teens a tour around Jerusalem’s Old City, truly captures that experience in a moment. 83 days til CVK! Are you excited?

Israel Photo of the Day - Garin Tzabar

As we prep for the Summer, another huge experience on the horizon for us during those sweltering months is the completion of another round of Garin Tzabar seminars in America. Garin Tzabar, founded in 1991, is a group formed for Diaspora Jews and children of Israelis who choose to move to Israel and serve in the IDF. Garin Tzabar provides for their participants a community which they may not otherwise receive. Each “Garin”, which means  core or seed in Hebrew, is placed in a hosting Israeli Kibbutz, where they spend their breaks from the army, grow closer with each other and with their kibbutz, and adjust to Israeli life and culture.  
Every August, Garin Tzabar groups which started their seminars in the previous December, make Aliyah, and begin the rest of their lives. We are so proud of them, and we are so excited to see what this Summer brings for Garin Tzabar!

Shabbat Shalom!!!

Israel Photo of the Day - Garin Tzabar

As we prep for the Summer, another huge experience on the horizon for us during those sweltering months is the completion of another round of Garin Tzabar seminars in America. Garin Tzabar, founded in 1991, is a group formed for Diaspora Jews and children of Israelis who choose to move to Israel and serve in the IDF. Garin Tzabar provides for their participants a community which they may not otherwise receive. Each “Garin”, which means  core or seed in Hebrew, is placed in a hosting Israeli Kibbutz, where they spend their breaks from the army, grow closer with each other and with their kibbutz, and adjust to Israeli life and culture.  

Every August, Garin Tzabar groups which started their seminars in the previous December, make Aliyah, and begin the rest of their lives. We are so proud of them, and we are so excited to see what this Summer brings for Garin Tzabar!

Shabbat Shalom!!!