Remembering Rona Ramon

Remembering Rona Ramon

Rona Ramon died today and the Jewish people lost a beloved member of our community. I was introduced to Rona and her husband Ilan in 2002 by Ellen and Louis Krinsky. Ilan, Israel’s first astronaut, was stationed in Houston in preparation for a flight aboard Space...
The Israel Trip of a Lifetime

The Israel Trip of a Lifetime

Earlier this year, I was fortunate enough to participate in the URJ Leadership Mission to Israel.  This trip was a jam-packed, whirlwind schedule crammed into six days filled by meetings with Israeli and Palestinian Authority politicians, leaders in the Reform...
Meeting Shimon Peres

Meeting Shimon Peres

by Trudi Klein Herstein Upon hearing of the recent illness and subsequent death of Shimon Peres, my mind and heart has been flooded with memories of a very precious time in my life.  My memories fade as I age, and I don’t recall specific details, but I do remember the...