Once again, LivingJudaism played host to 12 outstanding graduates of Israel’s innovative Michael Program for 13 days this July. Highlights of the program included visits to Microsoft, Starbucks, Costco, Boeing, Nordstrom and Maveron Venture Capital, as well as a special community barbecue attended by more than 80 people. Other activities included a visit to Pike Place Market, Snoqualmie Falls, a Mariners game and a special lesson in Commando Krav Mega. On tap for next year - a Seattle based U.S. version of the Michael Program for local high schoolers. Stay tuned!
Enjoying the view at Snoqualmie Falls
The obligatory trip to Seattle’s very first Starbucks
Making new friends at Pike Place Market
Coffee tasting at Starbucks headquarters
The community barbecue
Special presentation at the community barbecue.
The guided tour at Nordstrom
Getting a taste of Krav Maga
Click here to read about LivingJudaism’s Partners in Potential program in the JTNews!
Rebetzin Heather Spiro dishes out her recipe for living life to the fullest – and the ladies are eating it up.
Twenty young proffesionals joined LivingJudaism for the historic first-ever Holy Happy Hour at the Cypress Lounge in Bellevue. Forty minutes of drinks and schmoozing was followed by a class on Jewish Mysticism given by LJ’s very own Rabbi Mark Spiro. But wait – there’s more to come! The Happy Hour and class series is scheduled to continue regularly every other Wed.
Livingjudaism and Maccabee Martial joined forces to give Juneau Alaska’s small but vibrant Jewish community a jam-packed week of activities that they won’t soon forget. The team blended Jewish teachings and kung fu to run a one-week day camp for 20 children, focused primarly on the theme of honoring parents. After camp hours, a range of community-wide programs were offered, including a marriage workshop, a one man show on the civil rights, and a 3 part clinic in comando krav maga.
Grand Master Jacob Lunon and campers showing off what they learned at Friday night services
Ten elite Israeli students took Seattle by storm this summer, as Livingjudaism hosted it’s first ever Partners in Potential program. The students, seniors at Yitzchk Rager High School in Seattle’s sister cityof Ber Sheva, are all graduates of the prestigious Michael program, designed to help them discover their innate capabilities and maximize their potential. While in town, the group met with entrepreneurs at Microsoft, Google, Costco, Boeing, Mavaron and Amazon. They also had a chance to connect with and inspire their American peers during a special overnight visit to Camp Solomon Schechter. And of course, we made sure that they had plenty of opportunities to experience all that Seattle has to offer! Many thanks to all of our partners who helped to make this happen. Planning for ver2 is already underway for 2011.
Making friends at Camp Solomon Schechter
On Lake Washington with the Galantis
Catching their first ball game!
It wouldn't be Seattle without Starbucks!