Tag: Israel

Blasted from Complacency: A Journey from Terror to Transformation in Israel

Welcome 2019!

Happy New Year! I’m so excited about starting 2019 and I hope you are too! It’s a tradition for me to look closely at the previous year, and plan for the new year. I always enjoy making a vision board as a reminder for what I’d like to accomplish. I keep it in my bedroom…

Penny S. Tee, Charlotte Korchak and USC Hillel students

Israel: The Complex Story is Never Thoroughly Told Merely by Looking at the Surface

I had so much fun attending USC’s Hillel JAA Speaker’s Series: “Israel Today: A Geopolitical Update” and listening to the speaker, Charlotte Korchak, Director of International Student Programs for StandWithUs and alumna of USC. I immediately felt like she was part of my mispachah (family). She did what I do (speak about Israel in a…

Jewish National Fund Annual Conference

The Jewish National Fund: A Protective Womb for Israel & Jews, Defying the Horror of Pittsburgh’s Synagogue Killings

I recently returned from attending my first Jewish National Fund Annual (JNF) Conference. On the one hand, it was a lovefest for Israel and Jews. Am Yisrael Chai (the Jewish Nation lives). On the other, what happened during the conference exposed the underbelly of hatemongers in the United States. I had newly become part of…

Knowledge for College

“Knowledge for College:” Warning for Jewish College Students & Parents

Is your high school student looking at potential colleges? They’ve done the best they can in their classes and on their SAT’s and ACTs. They’ve worked at being a good citizen and written their essays to prove it. You’ve checked out the universities online and hopefully had an opportunity to visit the campuses. Everyone in…

Michael Ashley

Be the Hero of Your Own Story

I recently attended Publishers and Writers of Orange County, and boy do I love being around other authors and writers! The cornucopia of the talent combined with the depth of knowledge of the speaker Michael Ashley really caught my attention. Ashley believes “you should be the hero of your own story. Storytelling mastery will shortcut…

Gaza Border Crisis, Pictured: Sarit Khanoukaev, Penny S. Tee, Michal Uziyahu

Gaza Border Crisis: Palestinians Use Children’s Toys for Latest Terror Weapon

I recently attended a Jewish National Fund talk. Why? Because everything they say and do interests me. As you know, my life changed when we had traveled to Israel on a family vacation in July 2014 and found ourselves in the middle of war. It’s the subject of my book, “Blasted from Complacency: A Journey from…

Ambassador Aharoni with Penny S. Tee

Ambassador Ido Aharoni, Israel’s Foreign Service and Branding Expert Speaks for the Jewish National Fund

Let me start with an aside about which I am honored and excited before I discuss a worthwhile fundraiser I attended for the Jewish National Fund, where Israel’s Ambassador Ido Aharoni was the keynote speaker. Who is a new member of the Jewish National Fund’s Speaker’s Bureau? Penny S. Tee, woohoo! I am thrilled! I…

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