• Justin F. – Hillel Jerusalem, Summer 2018

    “Taking part in the Weekender* in Tzfat was a formative step in my journey this summer. Tzfat, a mystical city known for Kabbalah and fresh air, challenged me to further explore my various identities and how they fit into my Jewish narrative. I was able to meet and become close to other Onward participants as we all celebrated Shabbat together. My experiences in Tzfat featured many cool things: baking bread in a 16th-century oven, exploring and meeting Yeshiva students on my own, and singing Shabbat songs in a cave. In all, my Tzfat weekend experience helped me to redefine my relationship to Judaism and Shabbat, all the while exploring the city with great new friends.”