Participant Blogs

Inclusion, Community, and Kindness

By: Staci Weber

As I reflect on the last week with my peers, Israeli Embassy constituents, and Kenyan leaders and pioneers, three words most resonate - inclusion, community, and kindness.  Through conversations and engagement, I saw people helping people, people uplifting people, and peopl…

A Shabbat Safari Adventure

By: Erica Weinstein and Debbie Grossman

Shabbat Shalom from Nairobi! Friday night we joined the Nairobi Hebrew Congregation for services and dinner with the community. Some of us went to the traditional orthodox service and some of us joined the alternative egalitarian service. We prayed an…

Hello Future, Karibu (Welcome!)

By: Ross Chanowski

“Excuse me, I’m a journalist. Can I ask you some questions?” These are not the words I expected to be surprised by in the morning. We had just spent the early hours of the day flying across Kenya to the city of Kisumu, briefing about the day over breakfast, cheetahs…

Learning by Listening

By: Rachel Kohn

It’s officially Day 2 in Kenya! It’s hard to believe that we’ve been here for less than 48 hours as our packed itinerary and incredibly welcoming community of Kenyans has left us feeling as if we’ve been here a lifetime.

The #ProjectInspire crew left the hotel and w…

Touchdown Nairobi

By: Tal Havivi

Touchdown Nairobi!  We've arrived in Kenya’s capital city, just south of the equator. Our day began 26 hours ago at Logan airport, when we wished Boston farewell over a couple beers and took a group picture, before boarding a plane and beginning our long haul to Africa.

A…