Hello, my name is Rabbi Michel Masagia , from Temple Israel of Hollywood Los Angeles. I am so excited to take a group of families from my Synagogue to Israel. I have been planning this trip for two years, and now that we are here, it is unbelievable. It is great to see members of my synagogue with their children, grandchildren, parents, and kids of all ages come and do exciting things together. The activities we do range from hiking Massada, walking through ancient tunnels, visiting old synagogues, and being able to laugh and find meaning together, in essence seeing ourselves through this land. The experience in Israel allows one to understand the relationship between Arabs, Christians, Jews, Bedouins, Muslims, while walking through the Jewish quarter and seeing the old churches and graves on the mount of olives. In truth, everything comes to life here, and the Torah that we read about is not just words, but it is actually right there, we are walking on the land of the Torah. It has been unbelievable.

Rabbi Michel Masagia

Temple Israel of Hollywood Los Angeles

 

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