Episode 12: The End! (or is it?!)
I have been back in Dayton for a few days now and I have had some time to reflect and savor my first trip to Israel. I can tell you it was nothing that I expected and everything exceeded my expectations. The people of Israel were so warm and welcoming and I was struck by the unrelenting gratitude of all of the people who benefit from the support of Partnership2Gether.
I also got to meet some incredibly dedicated professionals and volunteers from our partnership central area consortium and I look forward to our next steering committee meeting in Youngstown in June where our strategic planning work will continue.
But of all the feelings I have had the one that keeps floating to the top is appreciation. I am so thankful that I had this incredible opportunity to learn first-hand what makes Israel so special and bring that emotion and knowledge back to share with my co-workers, our community and my family and friends. It has been an invigorating and revitalizing experience and I will be floating on this high for quite some time. One thing is certain - I can’t wait to return to Israel!