The Magen Leadership Program is a 3 week experience of friendship, discovery and awareness in Israel. With an emphasis on Sephardim, Judaism, its’ people, language, history, traditions, heroes, places and values will all be brought to life through meaningful excursions filled with a sense of adventure. MLP participants will enjoy the best that Israel has to offer, with full access to Israel’s most sought after attractions. They will stay in fine accommodations and be treated to Kosher Israeli food and guided luxury transportation throughout the trip. Rabbi Yitzchak Sakhai of S.T.A.R., in addition to adult chaperons and an armed security guard/Medic, will accompany MLP participants. MLP participants will fly from LAX with Israel’s official airline El Al (non stop) to and from Tel Aviv.
- Ekev-Aug 23, 2019
Friday Candle Lighting: 7:13 pm
Shabbat Ends: 8:08 pm
“And it will be that if you harken…” (13:17)
Photographer Joe Lipka once observed in LensWork Magazine that all artists start out by imitating their role model. Why else would you want to pick up a brush or a camera or a guitar unless you already saw something that grabbed your imagination and made you feel, “I want to do that!”? The problem is that having achieved a level of competence and duplicating the work of the maestro — what he calls ‘compulsories’ — most people fail to take the next step by stepping outside their comfort zone and replacing necessary plagiarism with art. It’s frightening letting go of the virtuoso’s apron strings, throwing away the training wheels and striking out into the great unknown. But that’s the only way we can really escape the treadmill of reinventing the wheel.Read More