|The Kotel from my parents trip in February 1968|
|First trip to Israel 1972|
|Government building from 33 years ago, 1979|
All three of my children have visited Israel, two of them on NFTY's EIE 4 month program and one on a special Birthright trip and am so glad that my love of Israel has been passed down another generation. All three of my "personal" children studied Hebrew at Day school and are lucky enough to have been able to take Hebrew in our public High School. My "other" children in my school at Lakeside Congregation, where I am the Educator also have the opportunity to learn and live Israel as well as Hebrew.
|Lakeside Congregation Pesach 2013|
|B'nai Mitzvah Students and Rabbi Serotta|
As Israel begins to commemorate and celebrate their season of remembrance and celebration I look forward to reading the stories, hearing the songs and delighting in celebrating Yom Ha-atzmaut 2013 - 65 years of Israel. I can't imagine what my blog article will look like in 2048 when Israel hits 100 and I hit 89 but I hope that I will be here to write about it!