Associated Overseas Blog

September 12, 2013

By Marina Moldavanskaya Baltimore-Odessa Partnership Coordinator Sometimes one decision can completely change your life. My mother was invited to her cousin’s wedding but decided not to attend simply because she had nothing to wear. Her uncle convinced her to come because he wanted to introduce her to a “nice Jewish guy” – my father. This is CONTINUE »

September 9, 2013

By Justin Hayet This past July, I traveled to Israel with the National Diller Alumni Task Force. I decided to arrive in Israel a few days early so I would have time to return to Ashkelon, Baltimore’s sister city and my home away from home in Israel. After a fun weekend filled with much needed CONTINUE »

August 20, 2013

By Marina Moldavanskaya Baltimore-Odessa Partnership Coordinator Hundreds of people gathered this Saturday night for a wonderful event in Odessa – Party for Charity. This party combined both fun and philanthropy and featured three local DJs. The project was created by Hillel student Kate Gilenkova for the Youth Leadership Project Metsuda. Her project is aimed at collecting CONTINUE »

August 16, 2013

By Danielle Gelber A Jewish day school attendee since age three, I always knew about Israel. I learned about the history, the language and the culture, but still the notion of a Jewish homeland remained foreign. When I was in 10th grade, I applied to the Diller Teen Fellows Program, one of the teen leadership CONTINUE »

August 14, 2013

By Marina Moldavanskaya The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) youth summer camp “City of Roads and Masters” took place in Odessa from July 5-12. An amazing world of Jewish life was created by the JAFI madrichim (counselors). Children of different ages gathered to make their first steps into the Jewish world. On the first day CONTINUE »