Posted on September 28, 2013 by Hannah Joy
From my blog: Last Tuesday before break, we had a Yom Iyun (special day of learning) for Sukkot. One of the ideas that has stuck with me throughout this holiday is that of learning to dwell together. In a session taught by Daniel Roth entitled “‘Spread your Sukkah of Peace Upon Us?!’ The Peace and Violence Continue Reading »
Posted on September 17, 2013 by Chef David
Some would say that not many, if any foods, are associated with Succot, while so many other festivals have foods that are so obviously related to them (think Kneidelach – Matzoh Balls on Pessach, Tsimmes – Sweet Carrots on Rosh Hashanah…). Many do have the tradition (minhag) to eat stuffed cabbage on Succot, the reason Continue Reading »
Posted on February 4, 2013 by Stu Jacobs
The year after Ben and Marla were killed was a year of mourning for our whole community, even for those, like me, who never had the pleasure of meeting them. The first Yom Iyun shel Chesed enabled us to come together and celebrate the lives of two fellow students by creating something positive from the Continue Reading »
Posted on January 27, 2013 by Laura H.
Dear Marla and Ben: I feel connected to you even though I never knew you. The moment that you were killed was a powerful moment in my own personal narrative relating to Israel. I was scheduled to come to Israel for a semester of high school in the fall of 2002. All summer, I was Continue Reading »
Posted on January 1, 2013 by Lauren Schuchart
From my blog: “The best way to fight evil is to do good… and to improve as best as we can, a small corner of our world” Video about the annual Yom Iyyun Shel Chessed Yesterday was our school’s annual Yom Iyyun Shel Chessed (Day of Loving-Kindness). The day is in loving memory of two Continue Reading »
Posted on November 8, 2012 by Naomi Minsky
Hi Everyone, You will see on the wall that there is a volunteering monitor. Every time you volunteer please shade in a square. The aim is to get 400 hours by the 31st December to honour the memory of Ben and Marla the Pardes students who were killed during the Intifada. Below is what I Continue Reading »
Posted on March 6, 2012 by Lauren Schuchart
Originally posted here: Last Wednesday, my school held its annual Yom Iyyun Shel Chesed (Day of Kindness). This special day is held in the memory of Marla Bennett and Ben Blutstein, z”l, who were killed in a suicide bombing attack in Jerusalem in 2002. Marla and Ben were both students at Pardes, pursuing their dreams Continue Reading »
Posted on March 4, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
Last Wednesday, some of our Pardes volunteers went out on the annual Yom Iyun shel Chesed (annual Day of Kindness) to organize their food pantry, make sandwiches and prepare dinners as part of the the 300 meals that Ezer Mizion serves every day. It’s a great place to volunteer… and they’re right here in Jerusalem!
Posted on March 4, 2012 by Derek Kwait
When I woke up to a snowstorm this morning, I was so happy I could dance. It wasn’t just snow, it was big-flaked, sticky snow, the kind you could make snowballs out of were there enough of it, and it looked for all the world like there would be before too long. I grabbed my Continue Reading »
Posted on February 29, 2012 by The Director of Digital Media
Today is the annual Pardes Yom Iyum shel Chesed – the Day of Kindness in commemoration of Benjamin Blutstein and Marla Bennett. In a few minutes, the entire Pardes community is going out to do service throughout Israel in honor of these two amazing individuals whose lives were cut so short.