“I was blessed with the opportunity to travel abroad to the three wonderful partnership communities – Seattle, Tucson and Phoenix. During my exciting trip, I learned more about the divine and powerful concept called Partnership2Gether“. Read more about Adisa Ayaso experience:
I was blessed with the opportunity to travel abroad to the three wonderful partnership communities – Seattle, Tucson and Phoenix. During my exciting trip, I learned more about the divine and powerful concept called Partnership2Gether. I felt that a true partnership was formed as I revealed my personal story and the story of my hometown community. I felt privileged to be able to interact with these exceptional communities and magnificent people who throughout my visit showed great interest and concern for our communities in Kiryat Malachi and Hof Ashkelon.
The meeting in Seattle, which included 400 women who contribute to the Jewish Federation called Reconnect, was very impressive in its willingness and generosity. I truly felt Seattle’s desire to contribute. This brought a sense of strength and empowerment to my community and myself.
Another meeting which was inspirational to me was the meeting in The Summit Retirement Place. I was overcome with a deep personal connection that was heartwarming. It was an honor to meet such kind people who have lived full lives and still are touched when listening to the life story of a young woman who came to a large community.
In my meeting with the Tucson community, despite the tight schedule, I was able to connect with each remarkable member of the community. My encounter with the holocaust survivors was especially emotional and brought me to tears. This was a moving experience that I was very happy I could take part in. To be able to touch another’s heart is a gift, but to touch the hearts of such brave holocaust survivors while telling the story of my life and learning that they identified with me on some level, provided me with a sense of inspiration that cannot be described in words.
In Phoenix I met with a relatively small community allowing me to connect with boys and girls who showed great interest and were intrigued with my story, and also wanted to learn more about Israel.
The unforgettable experience I had on my trip I will surely carry with me throughout my life. It provided me with a deep insight on how important it is to connect to people in your community as well as other communities. I would definitely enjoy experiencing this incredible journey again and highly recommend it to anyone, as it is a unique opportunity for self-growth.