I am on a journey, to make Aliyah, and want to share my journey with my family, friends and anyone that is interested. I made the decision to make Aliyah in December 2002 and now I am actually doing it. This blog will chronicle my story and adventures leading up to getting on the plane and then the continuing story of the beginning of my new life in Israel and what I experience once there.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Speaking Out

Today my rabbi contacted me to schedule a Shabbat morning for me to speak to the congregation. We selected the first Shabbat in May. I will share my story and hopefully light a spark for someone either directly or indirectly to affect some future aliyah. Now as for specifics I guess I need to start thinking about what I'm going to say and how I want to present it. Being Shabbat I won't have the luxury of visual aids, so I will have to rely on my ability to paint mental pictures.

I am also planning to start a monthly column in the synagogue bulletin to allow my congregation to share my experiences (in short doses, they can come here to the blog if they want the fully annotated version). This will continue for some period into the future and allow the congregation to have a connection to Israel, Aliyah and someone they know.

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