It has been nine years since I last was in Israel, which feels like forever.
It has been nine years since I last was in Israel, which feels like forever. When I was last there (2007)I couldn't believe how much had changed in only three years, my previous visit. Now, nine years later I don't have the same expectations of what things will be like-what will be the same or different.
I have a sense of awe and wonder when I think about Israel and the anticipation of returning there. Participating in the seminar has already reignited that sense even before arriving there.
My own kids participated in USY Pilgrimage and Ramah Seminar so I feel very familiar with those programs. Kids whom I have worked with both in the supplementary school and all public school rave about AMHSI and I can sincerely say that I see the impact of the he program has on its participants. I hope to add a deeper understanding of the program to my love of Israel and be a good ambassador for the program when I return.