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Meet Your #Birthright Israel #Shorashim #Bus488 Staff

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Kira Borman

Where are you from?

Born in Pittsburgh, PA, lived in Indiana, raised in Chapel Hill, NC (GO HEELS!!!)

Where do you currently live?

Washington DC.

What is your favorite place in Israel?

Maybe after Birthright, I will have narrowed down what my favorite place in Israel is. I can tell you that my favorite Israel experience to date was with Alexander Muss High School in Israel (Summer 07’ –Hod HaSharon)!

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I’m a State Champion!

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?

Do your best to go in with no expectations and make the most of every opportunity!

Carly Schildhaus

Where are you from?

Long Island, New York

Where do you currently live?

Washington, DC

What is your favorite place in Israel?

The salad trail- the most delicious way to learn about agriculture in Israel!

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I spent two summers in college working as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service (but you wouldn't know it from witnessing me hike Masada...).

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?

Take a few minutes each day to write down what you've seen, and as importantly, reflect on how it made you feel- you'll appreciate it as you process your experience both during and after the trip. Also, remember that every moment is a good moment to eat Bamba!

Yonatan Penn

Where are you from?

Kerem Maharal, Israel

Where do you currently live?

Beer Sheva, Israel

What is your favorite place in Israel?

My favorite place to bring participants is out in to the Negev, the Israeli desert. It is more powerful than any cultural barrier.

What is a fun fact about yourself?

I have milked six different types of animals.

What are your words of wisdom for your future participants?

Life is to short to miss an opportunity like birthright!

Anything else?

The best advice I was ever given is definitely: "Take it easy." I'm very serious. If you take it easy, you make it easy ( I have thought about that last piece myself :))

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