Meet Eli Wolf from Manalapan, New Jersey. Last summer, Eli toured Israel on NCSY’s premier public-school program, The Anne Samson Jerusalem Journey (TJJ), where he had the experience of a lifetime. After putting on tefillin for the first time on TJJ, Eli’s connection to his Jewish heritage was fortified. That first pair of tefillin worn in Israel later became his own when NCSY gifted them to him and allowed him to bring them back home after the summer. Since then, Eli has continued to put on the tefillin each and every day, reminding himself of his summer experience and what it means to be a proud Jew.
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