Gal's Blog

Getting to Know Other Shlichim

Shalom everyone,

Earlier in December, I went to a conference for all the Shlichim of North America.
The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI) organized it and flew everyone from California, Texas, ect. It was so much fun to see everyone and to meet shlichim I never had the chance to meet.

It was …

Celebrating Thanksgiving for the First Time

Shalom everyone,

This year as a Shlicha in Howard County I celebrated Thanksgiving for the first time. It was an amazing experience that I am so happy I got to have. When I first arrived here in August, one of the first dinners that I was invited to in the community was the dinner of thanksg…

Gathering for Peace

Dear Rabbis and Community members-

Erev Tov, Good Evening.
When I decided to plan this evening I had no idea how much it would affect me. I had no idea that when I looked back on Rabin's life all the emotions, the grief, the sorrow came back to me like it was yesterday. I care deeply about t…

My Journey From Israel to Howard County

It was Wednesday morning; all of my life was packed into a few boxes and two suitcases. I took a last look at my home , a few last pictures,  kisses and hugs to my loved ones and I was on my to the airport, to start a journey of a lifetime, to make a change in people’s lives. I was on my…

My First Holidays in Howard County

This year I had the opportunity to celebrate the high holidays in a different and special way.

I attended for the first time in my life a conservative service at Beth Shalom synagogue. The service was different from the one I know, and yet I felt I belonged. There is something in the high h…