Israel journey inspires St. Louis women to live more Jewishly


This summer, 12 St Louis moms embarked on a journey of their lifetime to Israel. I was lucky to be one of them.

With our passports, backpacks, and Evian facial mist in hand, we joined 200 other women from around the country on a nine-day trip, sponsored by the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and Aish HaTorah. No kids. No husband. No job. No chores. And no planning, other than which pashmina to pack in our suitcase.

Many of us had never been to Israel, so this was a new experience. The most important thing we had to remember, besides wear good walking shoes, was to keep an open mind and heart, allowing the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of our Jewish homeland to seep into our souls and inspire us. 

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