What Is MySababa.org

We are like you. We love Israel, talking about Israel, visiting Israel and celebrating Israel. We looked across the Internet and never found a place just for us. A place where young Jewish adults from across the United States, Israel and around the world want to share, communicate, engage and bond over Israel’s incredible culture, innovation, tradition, even its complicated neighborhood. Whether it’s peace negotiations, Natalie Portman’s latest movie, the best beach food in Tel Aviv or whatever you choose, MySababa.org is the place where you can find, share and communicate with people like you.  

Who We Are

MySababa.org was created by a team of dedicated young Jewish adults who wanted to find a place just like this online. Through the generous support of Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Greater Boston’s Jewish Federation, the site was built. Now that it’s here, it’s up to you to figure out what you want to see on it.  You control the content, what’s popular and what you want to tell the world about.

What Does the Name Mean?

More than 340,000 young Jewish adults have visited Israel on Birthright trips. According to some, the first Hebrew word they learned upon landing (and not at Hebrew school) was “sababa.” Roughly translated, it means, “cool” “no problem” or “alright!” You’ll have to trust us when we tell you it’s less awkward in Hebrew. In fact, sababa is not only defined in the Urban Dictionary, it was recently ranked by BuzzFeed as the top Hebrew slang word!

So welcome! Sababa!

How Are MySababa.org’s Ground Rules?

We are a community of people who respect each other. We might disagree at times, but we refuse to hide behind computer screens and flame from afar. Disagreement is OK, but we prefer to have the kind of spats you’d have at a family dinner rather than your average YouTube comment section. Think about it like this – if you wouldn’t say it to someone’s face, you probably shouldn’t say it online.

The rules are simple:

  • Hateful speech is not allowed.
  • Personal attacks are not permitted.
  • Off-topic posts are discouraged.
  • Any post can be flagged by users and will be reviewed by moderators.
  • Repeated disregard of rules and/or community standards will lead to user bans.