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Israel Video Journals

RRC students are required to live and learn in Israel for one year. In 2009, they began using a small digital camera to send brief video journal entries back to the College. Subscribe to the RRC YouTube channel to receive automatic notices of new videos—from Israel and other RRC activities. You'll also find more videos there featuring Sylvia Boorstein, Ruth Messinger, Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, multifaith retreat participants and others.

Israel Video Journals — Chapter 3, videography by RRC student Anne Fiebelman

RRC students Ilanit Goldberg, Nick Renner and Ruhi Sophia Motzkin Rubenstein reflect on the impact that Israel has had on them and what they want to bring from these experiences into their rabbinates. Each of these students engages with Israel in a unique way, ranging from a cross-denominational study group to a rock band.

Israel Video Journals — Chapter 2, videography by RRC student Joshua Bolton

Shulamit Izen and Samantha Safran share experiences that include the joy of helping to create a new kind of Jewish chaplaincy and the impact of living inside the complexities of Israeli politics.


Israel Video Journals — Chapter 1, videography by RRC student Joshua Bolton

Students Amy Loewenthal, Diana Miller and Jessica Shimberg reflect on the insights and academic benefits of their Israel year.