David

David spoke Basic Hebrew upon arriving in Israel as a Dorot Fellow. He lived in Jerusalem and began his year with a four month intensive Hebrew ulpan.

DAVID'S SCHEDULE

Sunday

  • Intensive Hebrew learning (ulpan): conversational Hebrew (2hrs)
  • Volunteered at AKIM with mentally and developmentally challenged adults (3hrs)
  • Hebrew homework and review (1hr)
  • DFI Seminar planning committee (va’ad) Work (2hrs) 

Monday

  • Full day beit midrash at Alma in Hebrew (Combination of traditional and contemporary texts.)
  • Hebrew homework and review (1hr)
  • DFI Seminar planning committee (va'ad) work (2hrs) 

Tuesday

  • Special Project: Interviewed/researched and created documentary film RE: Jewish identity of Israelis. [Mentored by artists/film editor/academic/etc.] 

Wednesday

  • Intensive Hebrew learning (ulpan): conversational Hebrew: (2hrs)
  • Volunteered with the Domani (Gyspy Palestinians) Center in East Jerusalem (tutored and assisted center Director RE: development)
  • DFI Seminar planning committee (va'ad) work (2hrs) 

Thursday

  • Dorot Seminar Day (6-16hrs) 

Friday

  • Learning: Dorot Fellow coordinated sessions RE: parshat hashavua. (2hrs)

Shabbat

  • Shabbat is Shabbat . . . and once every three weeks, traveled to explore and spend a Shabbat in different ethnic communities around Israel via contacts of DFI Staff and former Fellows. (Ethiopian, Haredi, Moroccan, Ba'al Tsuvah, Black Hebrews, etc.)