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Shnat Nof 4th November 2016

Weekly update by Max and Elinor We are writing this, sitting in a mud dome looking out on the red mountains which separate Israel from Jordan, with a cat purring near by. This is a relatively peaceful atmosphere for what has been a busy last week. We arrived in Kibbutz Lotan last Wednesday and it instantly felt like Shnat was …

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Shnat Nof 28th October 2016

Nof’s top five adventures of the past week… By Jayme Garland and Emma Jacobs 1. Welcoming in the Shabbat and our shnat journey The first Shabbat away from home was always going to be an emotional one. From Swindon to South London we all are used to observing Shabbat in different ways. For some of us going to shul was an irregularity. For …

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SHNAT MA’AYAN 17TH JUNE 2016

Weekly update by Miranda Robshaw   We all knew that someday this final report of Shnat would have to be written, have to be typed up, have to be sent to Lior and in turn the recipients of this newsletter. But somehow, we didn’t really believe it ever would. Back in October, eight months seemed like a lifetime. Now, sitting …

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SHNAT MA’AYAN 9TH JUNE 2016

Etgar Weekly Update by Charley Katan It feels extremely surreal to be sitting here writing this particular weekly report. It’s nearly 10am on the last day of Etgar, and I’m typing at a computer in the Netzer Office (something I’ve done a lot this week), feeling very comfortable and at home, although in the back of my mind there’s a …

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SHNAT MA’AYAN 3RD JUNE 2016

Etgar Weekly Update by Sophie Phillips and Sharon It’s 10AM on the 2nd of June, meaning that we have now officially entered a period of time known as A.S. – After Square. None of us really knew what A.S. would look like, and none of us could really imagine getting to a place where we had accomplished and finished Square; no …

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SHNAT MA’AYAN 27TH MAY 2016

Etgar Weekly Update by Sophie Phillips and Sharon Things have been very busy in Etgar this week. Everything has really set off with Square, we’ve been constantly busy getting our peulot for Etgar Sikkum Sem ready, and rehearsing for the CD. This week during Yom Tnua, Yachad came to talk to us about the conflict and the two state solution and …

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SHNAT MA’AYAN 19TH MAY 2016

Etgar weekly update by Tommy and Daniel –     Machon weekly update by Tamara A week in places An amphitheater in Latrun for the Masa Yom Hazikaron Ceremony, Tuesday evening. A half hour journey that took two. A car park full of tanks and guns and handsome male soldiers. Sad violins, moaning cellos, a vision of royal blue shadows …

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SHNAT MA’AYAN 11TH MAY 2016

Etgar Weekly update by Sam & Sammy Hello everyone! We’d like to take you brought some of the highlights of our week as part of Mechinat Etgar! We have had an emotional week, what with Yom haShoah and Yom hazikaron in the same week  This week, we travelled to Kol hanshama together, to come together for Erev Yom haShoah to …

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SHNAT MA’AYAN 6TH MAY 2016

Etgar Weekly update by Bec Szabo and Daniel Parker Shalom world! We have had a great week here on shnat! When we last checked in, we were  halfway through our chofesh. The majority of us were either at zorba (the festival of Buddha), with family, or having some much appreciated leisure time. Then, on Saturday we came back together, sharing …

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SHNAT MA’AYAN 28TH APRIL 2016

Weekly update by Olivia Tate and Sammy Rose Chofesh started for the machonikim finishing southern tiyul and going to either Tel Aviv or back to Jerusalem from Be’er Sheva. For those of us that went back to Jerusalem, we had 3 hours of either relaxing or manic packing at Kiryat Moriah before we had to leave. From Kiryat Moriah we …