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Incredible Shabbat Experience
Incredible Shabbat Experience

In 1993, I was a 23 year old volunteering/traveling in Israel and Jeff hooked me up with a wonderful family in the old city for a Shabbat(...)

Dylan Riback
Dylan Riback

Hey Jeff! Thanks for giving me an Artscroll Sidur years ago! I really appreciate it and I'm not sure if I ever thanked you before for it! I got(...)

AISH Contributor
AISH Contributor
The real hero - Jeff Seidel

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I would just like to single out who I felt was the real hero of the day on Friday.

As I was standing outside The Dan Family(...)

Jessica Stoltz – Summer 2016
Jessica Stoltz – Summer 2016

Their food was amazing, and we all loved getting to know them and talking to them about life in Israel, our lives, etc. The next day we went to(...)

Carly Steiner – University of Central Florida
Carly Steiner – University of Central Florida

Dear Jeff,

I just wanted to thank you for connecting me to so many great people during my summer here in Jerusalem! From Shabbat dinners to(...)

Rose Sedgwick – Summer 2016 – Birthright
Rose Sedgwick – Summer 2016 – Birthright

Thank you! I just started reading the book, Daily Wisdom. I have never exactly read a book on the torah or read the torah itself, I have only(...)

Alexandra Weisenthal – Summer 2016 – University of Texas
Alexandra Weisenthal – Summer 2016 – University of Texas

Hi Jeff!  Just wanted to thank you so much for setting us up with the Perez family for Shabbat dinner. It was an amazing experience that(...)

Rebecca Soverinsky – University of Michigan
Rebecca Soverinsky – University of Michigan

Dear Jeff and Mr. and Mrs. Perez,

On behalf of me, Spencer, Mallory, Ben, Alex, and Brittney I would like to thank you endlessly for(...)

Olivia McGill – Tel Aviv U
Olivia McGill – Tel Aviv U

Dear Jeff, Rivky, and Shmuel,

There are no words to thank you enough for all you did for me in these past few months while in Israel. Whether(...)

Jazzie Morgan – Hebrew U 2016 – College of Charleston
Jazzie Morgan – Hebrew U 2016 – College of Charleston

Dear Jeff:

I am immensely grateful for all of the opportunities the center has given me in the past semester. Without the events (and free(...)

Maya Ben-Shushan – Hebrew U 2016
Maya Ben-Shushan – Hebrew U 2016

Dear Jeff,

I can’t thank you enough for the opportunities you’ve given me. Without your care and generosity I would not have the friends I do(...)

Alyse – Hebrew U 2016 – Verginia Tech
Alyse – Hebrew U 2016 – Verginia Tech

Dear Jeff,

I cannot thank you enough for helping to make this the most incredible experience of my life. You made me feel welcomed, hosted(...)

Eslin Benhabip – Heb U
Eslin Benhabip – Heb U

Firstly, thank you so much for bringing all of us here, in this place. It gave me such a big opportunity to meet people all over the world. I(...)

Yael (Pepe) – Hebrew U
Yael (Pepe) – Hebrew U

Thank you all for inspiring me, for giving me a place to feel home, a new family since I‰Ûªm far from home. Thank you for bringing me a step(...)

CJ & Ashley – Hebrew U 2011 – University of Toronto
CJ & Ashley – Hebrew U 2011 – University of Toronto

Its been more then 6 years since I first met Jeff Seidel. Arriving in Jerusalem to study at the Hebrew University, I had a very narrow idea of(...)

Brandeis – BGU 2013
Brandeis – BGU 2013

I can genuinely say that I would not be where I am today without Jeff and his program. When I first joined the program, I honestly did not know(...)

Joey Bendah – Heb U Spring 2012 – University of Arizona
Joey Bendah – Heb U Spring 2012 – University of Arizona

Dear Mr. Seidel and Mr. Milstein, My name is Joey Bendah, I am a Junior at the University of Arizona taking a semester abroad in Jerusalem. Just(...)

Dale Golden – Heb U Spring 2013/Indiana University
Dale Golden – Heb U Spring 2013/Indiana University

Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for funding my time outside of the Center spent with Rivky. I truly appreciate your kindness, generosity, and(...)

Liza Zeif-Foreman Tel Aviv U 2013/GWU
Liza Zeif-Foreman Tel Aviv U 2013/GWU

Jeff Seidel's 2013 Poland trip was hands down one of the most memorable and significant experiences of my life. Being that both of my maternal(...)

Hannah Lieberman – Heb U 2013
Hannah Lieberman – Heb U 2013

Hi Jeff, I wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to come on the Poland trip. It was truly a meaningful experience. The trip added a new(...)

Jared – Heb U 2013/Rutgers
Jared – Heb U 2013/Rutgers

Judaism can be a very difficult thing to connect to. With the help of Jeff Seidel and all his wonderful programming, however, I found it very(...)

Julia Drogen – BGU Spring 2013
Julia Drogen – BGU Spring 2013

To Batsheva and Rakefet, I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for running and how you ran the Jeff Seidel program. You guys took(...)

Melissa McCormack – BGU Spring 2013
Melissa McCormack – BGU Spring 2013

Dear Mr. Jeff Seidel (and Batsheva!), I have really enjoyed attending the Monday night program, going on the Poland trip, and studying with(...)

Sarah Pavonchello – IDC
Sarah Pavonchello – IDC

I think that the Jeff Seidel center is organized really good, the lessons during the week were really interesting, with good food and i liked(...)

Aaron Feinhalt – Hebrew U 2012 – U of P
Aaron Feinhalt – Hebrew U 2012 – U of P

The Jeff Seidel Student Center was a crucial and incredibly positive aspect of my time in Israel. Jeff and his wonderful staff catered to my(...)

Sydney Anderson – Tel Aviv U 2013
Sydney Anderson – Tel Aviv U 2013

Hi Batya and Jeff, Jeff, it was nice to see you last week! Here's what I would like to say... While studying abroad at Tel Aviv University, I(...)

Ariel Brotman – Heb U Fall 2012/UC Santa Barbara
Ariel Brotman – Heb U Fall 2012/UC Santa Barbara

I was a student studying abroad at Hebrew University and I do not think my time abroad would have been even half of what it was without Jeff(...)

Hayeem Rudy – Summer 2013
Hayeem Rudy – Summer 2013

Dear Jeff, I want to thank you for extending a generous hand and an invitation this past Shabbat Evening. You mentioned that oftentimes people(...)

Forever Grateful!
Forever Grateful!

The first experience I had with Jeff Seidel, was at the kotel this past summer. My friend and I had planned on davening at the wall and heading(...)

Grace Parker – Career in Israel 2013
Grace Parker – Career in Israel 2013

Hi Jeff, I just wanted to thank you and Pnina for hosting the wonderful Prague trip this weekend. It was truly a great idea and the best(...)

Anna Shteyler – RAJ Summer 2014
Anna Shteyler – RAJ Summer 2014

Dear Jeff Seidel, Three years ago I came to Israel to do my pediatrics internship in ALYN Hospital and my religious roommate brought me to your(...)

Audrey Jackson – Career in Israel Fall 2015
Audrey Jackson – Career in Israel Fall 2015

Thank you so much for your hospitality in Jerusalem. We came not knowing anyone and intended to leave before five and we ended staying until(...)

Ben Manson – BGU 2014
Ben Manson – BGU 2014

Jeff, I want to thank you for providing such an incredible experience for me over the past 10 months. I have learned so many interesting and(...)

Daniel LaDonne – 2014 ITF
Daniel LaDonne – 2014 ITF

Dear Jeff, It's strange to think that a person I've only met in passing has showed so much kindness. Through your support and your programming(...)

Becca R – BGU 2013 – ITF
Becca R – BGU 2013 – ITF

Thank you so much for everything you have given me in Be'er Sheva this year. You have made judaism so much more accessible to me this year(...)

Laura Price – Fall 2014
Laura Price – Fall 2014

In addition to having the privilege of meeting Jeff Seidel, that same day, I walked away with my first Siddur. While a Siddur to many who have(...)

Stacy Kaplan – Spring 2014 – Career in Israel
Stacy Kaplan – Spring 2014 – Career in Israel

Dear Jeff and Ezra, Thank you for providing such an amazing weekend in Prague. Before I went on the trip I had no idea what to expect and I(...)

Shoshi Benjamin Hebrew u 2016/Rutgers
Shoshi Benjamin Hebrew u 2016/Rutgers
Thank You

Jeff,
Thank you so much for all the amazing programming this semester. I loved the all speakers, learning and every event in between. This(...)