The local Jewish TV station decided to follow our first delegation around and see what we’re all about. Here is the link to our our first television appearance.
Miriam Ciesler grew up in a small village located in southern Poland. Her parents discovered their Jewish identity after they were married and decided to raise their six children as Jews. Miriam embraced the idea of living in Israel where a better education and a safer Jewish life awaited her. Miriam is a talented violinist, in Israel she joined the Yemin Orde choir and performed with them in the United States. She served in the Israel Defense Forces as a commander and educator working with new immigrant soldiers. Today, Miriam is working for Masa Israel as a guide and educator for young people from around the world.
After two and half months of intensive work, our first delegations are on their way – with more to follow soon. This has not been an easy feat to pull off but we are excited that our months of hard work and planning have come to fruition.
In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut we have sent our first delegation to Poland. Our first delegation is comprised of Rav Boaz Pash – our delegation leader who will be returning to Poland for more trips during the year. Israel Engager Laura Ben David will talk about the ultimate Israel Experience making Aliya and living in Israel, and Mishael Dickman, musician extraordinaire will perform as well as run music workshops in Jewish schools and youth groups. The trip begins at the Yom Ha’atzmaut celebrations in Warsaw, Poland. From there they will travel to Brotzlov and then on to Lodz, finishing once again in Warsaw. Throughout the trip our delegation will focus on the topic of Israel Independence day. Continue reading “And They’re Off!”