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Shalom: Bringing Israel to the Charlotte Area photo

Shalom: Bringing Israel to the Charlotte Area

It’s rare when high school students get the opportunity to hear firsthand what it is like to live in Israel. Unfortunately, most high school students’ familiarity with Israel stems from the occasional news piece about the ongoing conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians. However, when Adi Rodavsky, a shlicha (Israeli representative) at the Jewish Federation based in Charlotte, came to speak to AJFROTC and English students at Parkwood High School last semester, she quickly changed that perspective. The way Rodavsky so eloquently described it, Israel was no longer a Middle Eastern country struggling to cope with serious threats on its borders, but a beautiful country with a rich history.

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Parkwood's Foreign Exchange Program

The Foreign Exchange program is an initiative in which students visit and live abroad in another country. Students attend school and become entrenched in the culture and customs of the country they are visiting, truly embracing their new temporary home.  

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