Student Join American Jewish World Service Mission to Help Local Villagers in Nicaragua

Sixteen Yeshiva University undergraduate students will experience a different kind of learning when they travel to the Central American country of Nicaragua on this year’s humanitarian winter mission sponsored by American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Volunteer Corps and coordinated by the Center for the Jewish Future. From Jan. 11-18, the students will be hosted by Servicios Médicos Comunales, a nonprofit association that supports community-based development initiatives in the district of San Juan del Sur in southwestern Nicaragua.

Teens to Explore American Jewish Identity at Eimatai Conference

Students from yeshiva high schools around the United States will gather in Cleveland, TX, approximately 60 miles north of Houston, March 13 – 15 to explore American Jewish identity. Following student-led presentations and panel discussions on the challenges, conflicts and implications of being both American and Jewish, attendees will hear from Ben Fine, a student at Yavneh Academy of Dallas and founder and president of Students Against Terrorism (S.A.T.), on “Effective Student Leadership from Overseas.”