Today is August 18, 2019 -
This morning, a core group of Federation leaders and I left northeastern New York for the first of our Federation’s several upcoming trips to Israel. We are now over the Atlantic. Our view from 35,000 feet – we see clouds.
In a few more hours, our plane will land in Israel. I cannot wait. We will spend Shabbat with my sister-in-law and her family on their Yeminite moshav. On Sunday, we will join over 3,000 of our closest friends for Federation’s international conference in Jerusalem, where we will learn about and discuss the most critical issues facing our Jewish world. While in Jerusalem, we will also spend time with Albany native, Rabbi Sam Shor, to work on plans for our upcoming Teen Mission trip to Israel this February. Please click here for more information.
On Wednesday, we will head to our partnership region, Eshkol, to tour the area and meet with the steering committee. We anticipate learning more about important issues facing them and discuss how our federation can help. We will also work on plans for both our upcoming December mission and our February Teen Mission.
Late Thursday night, I will see the group off at the airport. I am going to stay in Israel for a few more weeks, enjoying a family simcha and preparing to welcome our December mission group.
If all goes well, I should have even more to report next week.