I have been consciously trying to live as in the present moment as possible. I want to appreciate exactly where I am, and what I am doing with my life, at this exact moment, but I find that difficult because I need to book a ticket home to Colorado. For the most amazing reason of all, my sister Michelle got engaged to a Mr. Mike! Yay for an amazing simcha, however, that means I need to set my mind forward, and begin thinking about my next steps in life. I will not look too far into my future, because the next four months in Israel I am sure will provide me with opportunities I cannot yet imagine, BUT, I do need to book my ticket home.
I do not want to leave Israel without feeling like I have given back to the community. I know during the next 4 months, while I am volunteering, I will be doing my part in repairing a teeny part of the world, but what can I do after my program ends until I return to Colorado? Before being accepted to the See Galilee Program, I was planning on backpacking in Israel, and working on organic farms.
Well, I recently found out about a week long Ramah Hiking Trip in Israel! This hiking trip is actually a fundraiser for the National Special Needs Programs which are a part of all Ramah Summer Camps. Ah ha, I have found my next way to help out! I have decided that when my program ends, I will backpack and WWOOF (World Wide Organization of Organic Farmers) and I will end my journey’s in Israel on the Ramah Hike Trip.
I am not one to fundraise, however Camp Ramah is where my Jewish Roots truly run deep. My Jewish Identity would not be as strong as it is today, had I not attended Camp Ramah between the ages of 12-22. This post, is one where I am asking you for your support. I have set a fundraising goal of $2,500 for the Camp Ramah Special Needs Program. On my week long hike through the negev, I will be hiking 6-10 miles a day. For each step I take, I will think about you: my friends, my family, my community, my support system, who helped me achieve my fundraising goals.
The Individuals who are a part of the Ramah Special Needs Programs have helped me understand the true meaning of love, and being non-judgemental. Please click on this link, to read my Ramah Story and help support me on my hike in Israel!
Thank you for your support!
With gratitude, love, and light,