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Jesse Friedland

Jesse Friedland is a 12th grade student at King David High School in Vancouver,Canada, BC. He emigrated from South Africa to Canada in the 7th grade. This was his first time in Israel (Young Judea Bilium summer 2007 program). He has been a member of NCSY (National Conference of Synagogue Youth) since the 8th grade and is now president of the Vancouver chapter.
Only in Jerusalem

Only in Jerusalem


Despite my mother's warning, I spoke to a stranger and had one of the most powerful experiences of my life.