Sunday, October 31, 2010

And so it begins.... again!

Finalizing the packing details and keeping myriad lists helps occupy my mind-- it's a good thing, because otherwise the reality of what I'm getting ready for would set in and I might not be able to finish what I need to do! I am not going to be sleeping in my own bed for almost three weeks, and I could not be more excited about it. Never before have I been to Israel twice so close together. It is simply the best feeling to be going back to a place that I "know"-- it's like traveling back to a place you used to live. I find myself remembering what the streets look like, where certain shops are, how it feels to approach the Kotel (the Western Wall). What a huge blessing to be able to share this with a new group of women! I think some will be on my flight to New York, but we'll all meet up in JFK before the flight to Ben Gurion.

Looking forward to sharing my journey with you--


Friday, October 22, 2010

Israel, Round 2

Getting ready to leave for Israel on October 31st, another trip with the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project. This time I am traveling as a madricha (leader, teacher, guide). We will be helpng this new group of women get the most out of their experience. I can't wait, but am a little nervous. Do I have what it takes to inspire them? Hopefully, with Hashem's guidance, I will. I will try to blog this time like I did last, both about my JWRP trip and about my travels with The Cheese Guy when he joins me at the end of the mission. We'll be in Israel and around for another week and a half. Should be grand-- stay tuned!