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October 30, 2018

For our last night in Israel, we had a special dinner (just the Fabulous Fifteen) at a delicious Italian restaurant called Picolini. It was a feast, but also a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the trip and plan for the future. Not a few tears were shed, lots of laug...

Today we visited Har Herzl (Mt. Herzl), the cemetery of Israeli soldiers and the leaders of the Jewish People. This is always a powerful and sad experience. We saw the graves of Shimon Peres, Theodore Herzl, and Yitzchak Rabin.

We saw a memorial to those who have been k...

October 29, 2018

What a fabulous closing banquet for our incredible trip with JWRP!! The Director of JWRP in Israel started by remembering the Pittsburgh tragedy, those people murdered, and their families. It was a somber moment that connected us to Jews around the world.

We were treate...

October 29, 2018

What an amazing experience we had this morning. An early morning journey through the desert brought us past the Dead Sea and finally to Masada. Although I climbed Masada when I came to Israel as a 16 year old, a 45 minute walk, today we took the one minute cable car ri...

October 29, 2018

After a delicious lunch at Masada, along with some time to shop in the Ahava company store, we made our way to the lowest place on Earth:  the Dead Sea. The 15-20 min ride was breathtaking, snaking down the mountain from Masada with the  turquoise water of the sea alwa...

October 29, 2018

We began this long day with a moving acknowledgment by Adrienne Gold about the tragedy in Pittsburgh, my hometown. Adrienne encouraged us to turn to inner work as a response to tragedy, work on becoming who you know you can be. 

Adrienne then spoke about relationships a...

October 28, 2018

Shabbat: An Island in Time

It has been a surreal week being in Israel for the first time at that. You read about the country, say the prayers, see pictures, but it's so much better setting foot foot on the holy land. Experiencing Shabbat in Israel is one memory I'll car...

October 27, 2018

Shabbat Shalom from Jerusalem! Our Shabbat started with a terrific concert and sing-along led by a trio of young women - a vocalist (Lizzie Serling) , a violinist and a cellist. 

Then we all gathered to light candles for Shabbat.  We learned many families light a candl...

October 26, 2018

This morning both JWRP trips in Israel joined together at the YMCA to hear two speakers. It was amazing to see 500 women together for this event! The YMCA is a beautiful building that I have walked by hundreds of times going back to the 1980s, but this was the first ti...

October 26, 2018

We started our day with a spectacular Prima King’s breakfast buffet then we began our descent into the Judean desert while noshing on a “Chocolate Parah (cow)" bar - chocolate filled with pop rocks, which was Gal Gadot’s gift to Jimmy Fallon - a sweet gift from ou...

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