Celebrating Freedom and Resilience on Yom Haatzmaut

Celebrating Freedom and Resilience on Yom Haatzmaut

Every year on the 5th of Iyar in the Hebrew calendar, corresponding to May 14th on the Gregorian calendar, Israel bursts into vibrant celebrations marking Yom Haatzmaut, or Israeli Independence Day. This day commemorates the historic declaration of the State of Israel in 1948, a moment of profound joy and monumental achievement for Jewish people…

Bonds of Compassion: RII’s Journey with Holocaust Survivors and Ukrainian Refugees in Israel

Bonds of Compassion: RII’s Journey with Holocaust Survivors and Ukrainian Refugees in Israel

My time with the RII team in Israel was a profound journey of connection and heartfelt stories that deeply enriched my spirit. In this blog, I will share with you the profound depth of relationships that has blossomed between us—RII’s dedicated team—and two exceptional groups: the Holocaust survivors and the Ukrainian refugees in Israel. Deep…

Passover – The Promise of Deliverance 

Passover – The Promise of Deliverance 

Passover – The Promise of Deliverance  As we gather to celebrate Passover, we immerse ourselves in the profound festival that marks a cornerstone of the Jewish faith—the liberation of the Israelites from Egyptian slavery. This eight-day festival, rich with tradition and reflection, centers around the Passover Seder, a ritual feast that recounts the Exodus story…