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A Moment in Time: Israel – “Are we Home?” “Yes!”

Ron, Maya, Eli, and I arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in preparation for Temple Akiba’s Israel trip.
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June 29, 2023

Dear all,

Ron, Maya, Eli, and I arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in preparation for Temple Akiba’s Israel trip. We are a long way from Los Angeles, and I have to tell you …. the kids did a great job with the flights.

At one point during the journey, Maya asked, “Are we home?”

And while my mind raced through thousands of years of Jewish wanderings, the response bridged our incredible history into a simple moment in time. “Are we home?” Yes!”

Ron and I thought a long time in the planning stages of the trip. Will toddlers not yet 4 years of age appreciate a visit to our Homeland?

Well, we are committed to immersing them in both our history and our future, nourishing them with culture and adventure, and embracing them with peoplehood and spirituality.

We began the trip with a wonderful swim! Soon, Akiba members will arrive! And we are excited! (Ok, ok … ask us again in 10 days how we are holding up!)

WIth love and shalom,

Rabbi Zach Shapiro

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