Monday, July 9, 2007


Tomorrow morning I leave for two weeks in Israel. This is a continuation of the Holocaust & Jewish Resistance Teachers Summer Seminar, an educational program sponsored by the Jewish Labor Committee, that was aborted last year when the conflict broke out between Lebanon and Israel. Some of you may remember that I went to Poland for one week last summer, but did not get to complete the two weeks in Israel. JLC has worked it out so that the 2006 group of teachers can meet the 2007 group in Israel to complete the second section of our journey. I look forward to seeing some of the wonderful people I met last year once again. In retrospect, the disappointment I felt last summer has actually turned to joy this year. I am also excited about visiting the Holy Land, walking where Jesus walked, and visiting the Ten Boom family tree planted when they were named Righteous Among the Nations at Yad Vashem for their roles as rescuers of Dutch Jews during the Holocaust.

I got to talk to Nathan today. He is adjusting very well to his new home. He enjoyed his first day of summer school and really loves the beach. The move has been a major adjustment for Todd & Carla, but things seem to be falling into place little by little.

Well, I just wanted to make a post before I leave. I need to get to sleep because 3:30 AM will be here before I know it. Shalom!