Posts Tagged: NUinIsrael

Weaving Through the Fabric of Israel

Israel is a region of intersection. As Northwestern students made connections at clinics, often overlooked corners of Tel Aviv and religious landmarks, they saw health, community and spirituality weave together. Bnei Brak “The trip to the Tipat Halav clinic offered an interesting look into the specific ways that the Israeli government helps with infant wellness… Read more »

Tel Aviv: The Friendly Stranger

Tel Aviv may be unfamiliar, but Elizabeth finds that the city’s openminded strangers make new places, faces and destinations welcoming. “The friendliness of strangers has been such a fun surprise, like just being able to walk up to anyone for help or directions and having them be more than willing to show you or walk… Read more »

Disaster Relief and Deeper Connections

Search and rescue missions demand action even when there are no “good” choices. When students completed a rescue course with a local trainer, they dove into these challenging decisions and found that disaster relief can create deeper connections. Watch NU students to the rescue on Vimeo here!  “Our trainer was named Noam and is a… Read more »

The Arab Sector: Managing Health Disparaties of Diverse Populations

 Diana and Robbie’s visit to the Arab Sector, Umm Al-Fahm, the Tul Karm Check Post and Israel’s “Narrow Waist” exposed both a region’s separation and a community’s motivation. In an area of escalating conflict and changing trust, one word held constant: “remarkable.” “The government and the system didn’t address their needs sufficiently, so they found a… Read more »

Southern Israel: Bonding at the Top of Masada

From the Qumran Caves to the Dead Sea and Ein Gedi Oasis to a Masada pilgrimage, Southern Israel created a once-in-a-lifetime bonding experience. Knowing a place means knowing its history and its people, and an early morning hike gave Robbie the unforgettable chance to do so. “We visited underground ruins, witnessed many groups of people from different… Read more »