I hope you all had a safe and enjoyable 4
As our B’nai Israel trip to Israel in October 2018 continues to take shape, I have already begun to think about a Congregational trip for the summer 2019. My goal is to offer a congregational trip every year and to alternate an Israel trip with a “Jewish” trip. Next Summer in June, I was hoping to join Michelle Bannon and Rich Weisman for their yearly trip to Poland where they bike from Auschwitz to Krakow. This is a very meaningful way to experience this unimaginable part of our history, yet in a way that leaves you feeling inspired and hopeful. There is also a new possibility to add on a trip to Romania and a visit to a synagogue in need of renovation. You’ll have wait for information on that but the possibilities are brewing.
This is all a dream now but what a great opportunity to spend a week next summer both, visiting and making Jewish history, and imagine the joy of being able to do it together. It starts in a dream, which is merely an invitation to create something wonderful.
If you think you might be interested in coming along for a meaningful trip next summer, please just let me know.
The world in which we live is a vast cage within a maze, high as our minds, wide as our power of will, long as our life span. Those who have never reached the rails or seen what is beyond the cage know of no freedom to dream.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel