The last week has been incredibly busy coupled with spotty WiFi, so I have failed at keeping a detailed dialog with you, dear reader. Here's an overview and gallery to catch you up. I'll post more detailed thoughts in the coming days. I think I left off after Tuesday's visit with Jenna Lewinsky and Jacob's… Continue reading Gallery and quick recap
Both figuratively and literally. The team parted ways this morning with many lingering hugs and lots of tears. Truly, over the last three trips to Israel, Abba has begun to knit us together as family in every sense. The leadership team celebrated Pesach here last year and the genesis of Ani Yosef occurred. We, along… Continue reading I’m full… stuffed, really.
It is approaching midnight but nobody wants to go to bed. Tomorrow we split up and most everyone heads home. This has been another amazing trip and we just don't want it to end... Earlier today, after a neat Torah study, we went to Independence Park in Jerusalem to meet dozens and dozens of others… Continue reading Last night in Jerusalem….
While this is only my fifth trip to Israel, it has easily been the coolest and rainiest. (Is rainiest a word? It fits!) Nobody here remembers a spring with so much rain, and the weather remains unseasonably cool. The day after Shabbat, the forecast was for more rain and very cool temperatures, so we decided… Continue reading Rain, Sunshine and Sheep (Gallery!!)
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...