By Sally Korkin - Executive Director, Cedar Village Foundation
The Interfaith Mission to Israel took place in the fall of 2012. All of the funds were raised. It was an incredible journey for the 30 travelers privileged to be a part of the mission.
Every member of our group of 30 learned new things, developed new relationships and bonds and had the opportunity to see the world through the perspective of others. We had some incredibly powerful moments, like standing together at the Western Wall; we had some wonderfully emotional moments, like being the honored guests at a special concert of the Ankor Choir. We shared joy as we watched the re-consecration of a marriage that is 62 years strong and we shared laughter as we danced an improvised hora while sailing on the Sea of Galilee. We were inspired by the incredible accomplishments of Kishorit, a community for adults with special needs and amazed by the extraordinary programs of Yad L'Kashish, Lifeline for the Elderly. Regardless of our differences in age, background, religion and more, we came together and demonstrated just what we had intended-that building bridges is possible at any age, that we are never too old to learn and be open to new experiences.
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