The Ani Yosef Sukkot 2018 and Pesach 2019 trips has been a resounding success. We have witnessed Abba's blessing at every turn and more than 25% of participants are planning to be back at least once next year... While I have not had time or bandwidth to blog and share pictures and video, I will… Continue reading UPDATED: Dates for Sukkot 2019!
Pesach with the Ani Yosef team was special. While picking up trash in the days before Pesach, we talked of removing the trash from our heart. Friday evening we celebrated Pesach, or Passover, with the four cups. We pondered the release from both physical and figurative Egypt, release from sin and expectation of the Messiah.… Continue reading 4 Cups, 5 Languages, and a Park
The last several days have been very busy! Planning and carrying out a wedding as well as three full days of trash pickup have caught up with most... everyone is exhausted, but happy. Tomorrow will be a half day working in the moshav, then Pesach prep and the Seder. Shabbat, and rest, will be welcome!… Continue reading Third day of cleaning complete…
Ani Yosef first! The team did an AMAZING job today pulling a wedding today. We'll have many pics and video later, but here is a gallery to whet your tastebuds...
One of the surprises for this Ani Yosef trip is that we are having a wedding. Tonight! Yesterday, in unseasonably cool weather, we enjoyed our first full day of trash pickup in an Orthodox suburb near Mt. Herzl train station. In addition to collecting hundreds of bags of trash, we had numerous very pleasant 'thank… Continue reading Picking up trash and wedding prep!
Late yesterday, several of us arrived in Giv'at Yearim to begin preparations for the team arriving today. Most are already in the Land visiting friends, catching a bit of shopping or touring, but they all arrive here today. With only a couple exceptions, everyone already knows each other, so this is more like a family… Continue reading We’re HERE!!
Pieter and Andrea as well as new couple, Jan Wilhelm and Trianka, are celebrating Shabbat with Kelly and me in a B&B in Tiberius. Pieter brought out a box of new songbooks that will be dedicated this week. Cover pictured at left. I'm so excited as these will help 'keep us on the same page'… Continue reading Shabbat Shalom from Israel