Monthly Archives: December 2010

‘It’s not a vacation, it’s a mission’

December 28, 2010 By Dixie Leikach This was supposed to be a daily blog. However, I have now learned that if you are on an ASSOCIATED Family Mission, and you bring your kids, and you also volunteer to take the … Continue reading

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2010 Family Mission hits Masada

Sunday, December 26 By Delegate Sandy Rosenberg We spent Sunday climbing Masada. “This is easier than the last time,” I said to myself as I climbed Masada.  “Don’t jinx yourself.  Keep quiet,” I then muttered. It turned out that the … Continue reading

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‘It reminds me that North Ave. was once the northern boundary of Baltimore’

Saturday, December 25 By Delegate Sandy Rosenberg     The outer walls of the Old City of Jerusalem are from “only the 1500’s,” our guide told us at the start of today’s tour. By contrast, the site of the City of … Continue reading

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‘I’ve never been to the Western Wall at sundown on a Friday’

Friday, December 24  By Delegate Sandy Rosenberg Several compelling moments at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial, this morning and at the Western Wall this Sabbath eve. Jews watching their synagogue burn on Kristallnacht. When the dome falls, the reaction reminds … Continue reading

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Family Mission: Next Year in Jerusalem

Thursday, December 23, 2010 By Sandy Rosenberg “Next year in Jerusalem.” Jews throughout the ages have declared this at the end of the Passover Seder meal. In June of last year, my older brother Stewart told me that he and … Continue reading

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6 reasons for 1 event in Migdal

As you could notice Jewish life in Odessa is quite intensive. And indeed one full of events day recently happened in Migdal JCC. In one time and place there was a mixture of 6 events added into one intensive event! … Continue reading

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Romantic Jazz Hanukkah

Unexpected word combination, isn’t it? Indeed these words define an atmosphere of the evening. Light music and slight movements filled the air.   Evening of Tuesday, the seventh day of Hanukkah, was surprisingly decided by Migdal JСС to be spent … Continue reading

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