JWRP Women from North & South America Thank Israeli Soldiers
This summer, hundreds of women are coming to Israel to do more than just visit and have fun. The women of the Jewish Women's Renaissance Project(JWRP) are coming to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
As part of their trip, they are bringing gift items and letters of appreciation from home to give to Israeli soldiers. Most of all, they are bringing their caring and love in what are proving to be some of the most enthusiastic meetings with soldiers that we have ever witnessed.
On Shabbat afternoons, the women are enjoying a 3rd meal speaking and singing with the soldiers. After a musical Havdallah overlooking the Old City,
the women spend their last minutes with the soldiers in a round of all-female dancing and an emotional parting, complete with photos and an exchange of emails.
Two days later, the women visit soldiers on an army base to see firsthand the hard work and commitment that a soldier's life entails. To the delight of the soldiers, they receive the women's gifts and letters inside a Thank Israeli Soldiers package. After conversation and photos, the 2 groups separate to go their own ways but never easily. The soldiers can't stop thanking the JWRP and there are always more than a few tears from the women as they say goodbye and thank you to the amazing soldiers of the IDF.
We thank the JWRP women of Chile, Costa Rica, , the Iranian Community of Los Angeles and New York, Mexico Ottawa, Dallas and Philadelphia and to the women yet to come from St. Louis, Minnesota, Detroit, Cleveland and Toronto for your tremendous love and caring. And a very special thank you to Lori Palatnik, the Utah 8, Tzivia Jesmer, Adam Herman and the amazing JWRP team for your friendship and partnership with Thank Israeli Soldiers.