Sunday, September 05, 2004

Mish mash

The Jewish new year is next week and I'm not a last minute person. I'm spontaneous in some things - like if someone asks - wanna have dinner out? I'm usually always there. But generally I plan things way in advance. My e-mails consist of stuff going on in Jerusalem, which I then forward to my office for printing. Then I put all the goings-on in my calendar and hope it falls into place. There's something going on nearly every day, but if I manage one or two a week, I'm doing ok. There's a peace circle thing re-opening with different people running it than before - every Tuesday in downtown Jerusalem. It used to be in the Old City. Then there's a street fair in one of the quaint older neighborhoods where all my funky friends live. Then there's the question of which kids will join us for the New Year on kibbutz. We plan to be up north at our favorite kibbutz - a poor, tiny kibbutz, but it feels like our summer home. Our close friends run the guest house and put us up if they don't have a full house. We can't fit our family in the car so 2 will have to take a bus. Then I have to pray that my 4th daughter won't be bored up there and take off hitchhiking back to Jerusalem.

Then there's a more serious decision I have to make as Jewish coordinator of our interfaith group, and that is that I got a call from a Palestinian director of a dialogue group, who asked if I could obtain day passes for people from the West Bank who would like to join our group for International Peace Day on September 20th. I've never done that sort of thing before. Thank God I'm not the only coordinator and conferred with the others to see how to handle this. Do we take the responsibility for this. But I was glad to see that there is interest in our group from the Palestinian side because it's more difficult to get them to join our group because of logistics than it is to get Jews and Christians to join. Perhaps we should make the extra effort. I'll see what the other coordinators have to say...

2 comments:

kanenabe said...

Hope everything goes smoothly!

timx said...

You see? You're a natural! If I'd been Jewish you would have believed me!