On MLK Day: Zionism and Tikun Israel

By Leor Sinai | January 15, 2024

In 1963 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream that “…this nation (US) will rise up and live out…

Strength in Unity

October 7th 2023, When Everything—And Nothing—Changed.

By Leor Sinai | December 5, 2023

It’s taken me a couple of months to write about this War of Iron Swords. I keep asking myself: What…

Israel Advocates or Education Diplomats?

By Leor Sinai | December 28, 2022

The field of teen immersive experiences in Israel is undergoing a transformation not seen since the introduction of Israel Advocacy…

On Passover – What is YOUR why?

By Leor Sinai | April 15, 2022

Duality and contradictions are found throughout the Torah, in Jewish life, and Israel’s existence as a people and a nation-state. The…

In Tel Aviv, we spend every night in the bomb shelter now

By Leor Sinai | May 26, 2021 |

The Hamas rocket assault is bad for Palestinians and Israelis alike TEL AVIV — When it started, we heard the children’s school was going virtual again that day. Coronavirus again? No, rockets — 250 had been fired into Israel from Gaza overnight. By that evening, we were in the bomb shelter, as rockets were flying to Tel Aviv.…

Opinion: Israel Education as Diplomacy, not Advocacy

By Leor Sinai | April 21, 2021 |

We continue to commit such a disservice to our youth, putting them on the frontline to fight for our right to exist, carrying the weight of 2,000 years of exile, when they themselves don’t even know the aleph-bet of their own existence – let alone – Israel’s. Why should a teenager on their way to…

The Duality of Passover, Creation, and Life

By Leor Sinai | March 23, 2021 |

Living a Jewish life includes doing “Jewish things”, infused with purpose, values and memories (i.e. “we were slaves in Egypt” and what that means from a practical and conceptual worldview).  Passover, a microcosm of Jewish life, exists within a set of guidelines in preparation for the festival of redemption including the cleaning of Hametz and…

Israel Education as Diplomacy

By Leor Sinai | March 5, 2021 |

So, a kid comes back from a trip to Israel and is expected to know it all? Be an advocate?  How? And why? We have committed such a disservice to our kids, putting them on the frontline to fight for our right to exist, to carry the weight of 2,000 years of exile, when they themselves don’t…

Opinion: On Zionism & Jihad

By Leor Sinai | January 15, 2021 |

The Abraham Accords have produced a whole new world many of us could have only dreamed of.  Indeed, there are political and business benefits that will be gained, but more importantly there is a movement of the people – a social group – with an eye to the future.  Individual conversations and group forums have…

JNF National Conference 2018: Israel Continuum Plenary

By Leor Sinai | November 23, 2020 |

Through a talk show style presentation, conference attendees explored how Jewish National Fund has the unique ability to connect American Jews to engage with Israel from a very young age all the way through to their adult years and beyond.