Reflections on the Yom HaShoah Tekes at Beit Lochmei HaGetaot

by Caden Feldman-Gubbay The state-sponsored tekkes concluding Yom HaShoah 2017 was held at Beit Lochmei HaGeta’ot (House of the Ghetto Fighters). Beit Lochmei HaGeta’ot is the Shoah Museum on Kibbutz Lochmei HaGeta’ot, which was founded in 1949 by survivors and Warsaw Ghetto Fighters from Dror and other Zionist movements. This year, for the first time … Continue reading Reflections on the Yom HaShoah Tekes at Beit Lochmei HaGetaot

Pesach 5777

Happy belated Pesach! Passover is definitely my favorite Jewish holiday. For one thing, it's in the spring -  who doesn't love that feeling that things are starting fresh!? For another thing, it celebrates Jewish rebellion and self-liberation from oppression, telling the Exodus story that has been the basis and inspiration for many struggles for freedom both in … Continue reading Pesach 5777

Thoughts from Workshop 66 on the Journey to Poland, Part 1

Every year, Workshop travels to Poland to learn about the Holocaust, Jewish history and the roots of our movement. The trip visits ghettoes and synagogues in Warsaw and Krakow, as well as Auschwitz, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Majdanek, Placzow and Treblinka. This year was particularly significant because for the first time, we joined HaNoar HaOved veHaLomed (NOAL)'s 800 … Continue reading Thoughts from Workshop 66 on the Journey to Poland, Part 1

Socialism in the Field: a Week at the Mata’im

by Caden Feldman-Gubbay, Garin Techina I live in Haifa, Israel in a kvutza of 14 (soon to be 15) olimot from Australia, North America, South Africa and Argentina. We are part of a large network of financially interdependent kvutzot, and together with nearly two thousand other like-minded people across Israel we are Dror Yisrael. We … Continue reading Socialism in the Field: a Week at the Mata’im