by Alan Friedman
Last Monday I returned from a week in Israel. It had been close to seven years since I was last there. Any chance I get to go to Israel it is always a great experience and this trip was no different. This time I didn’t go on a tour or get to sightsee and travel the country, but instead I spent the week at a hotel/conference center in Shefayim about 30 minutes north of Tel Aviv. The Jewish Agency for Israel who sponsors our summer shlichim (Israeli counselors) hosted us for a week of staff training. In the past I had not had the opportunity to be part of this training. It was an incredible week for both me and our shlichim. Spending time together learning about each other, training, bonding and celebrating Shabbat made for a great beginning of their incredible journey as they prepared to bring Israel to 6 Points Sports this summer. I hope you enjoy the video they prepared as they introduce themselves to our family.