For the past several months the Alliance has been hosting a variety of events leading up to the momentous 70th birthday of Israel. I can’t think of a better way to cap off this season-long celebration than with a 10-day community mission to Israel taking place October 15 – 23, 2018.
Whether it’s your first time or you’ve experienced Israel before, this trip will offer an insider’s look at the history, art, culture, and cuisine of Israel. Together, we will explore its social and ethnic diversity. As with any mission, we will visit important historic and religious sites while also offering opportunities for alternative experiences for those who have visited Israel before. This trip will provide you with opportunities to witness the culture of Tel Aviv and its impact on innovation; tour the northern region of Afula-Gilboa and experience the ancient art of winemaking; explore the history of Jerusalem and enjoy the beauty of Shabbat and the weekly separation from daily life.
I encourage anyone interested in visiting to join us. From my own experience having been on an Alliance mission to Israel, this is truly a life-changing trip. I can honestly say that I would not be in the position I’m in now had I not gone on that mission. And in an effort to encourage participation, we will be offering subsidies to those under the age of 40 who may need assistance paying for the trip. You can learn more about the mission here including the tentative itinerary, the fee schedule, and application. For questions, more information, or to express your interest, please contact Gail Putnam at 401.421.4111 ext. 158.
And I hope you’ll join us for our remaining Israel at 70 events including a PJ Library family concert on Thursday, April 19 featuring Rick Recht, one of the most celebrated Jewish artists of our time. And on Wednesday, May 2, we welcome Israeli-American Chef Michael Solomonov, named the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef (2017).
Wishing you a peaceful Shabbat.
Adam Greenman, President & CEO