Ah, the joys of having winter break. The fine people at UIC give me an entire month free from school. Where shall Cara spend this time? Someplace warmer than Chicago...sure. Someplace where she has friends to visit...of course. Someplace like...Israel? Perfect! That's right, folks. Cara is going back to the HL this winter break. And the best part is that her trans-Atlantic flight is being paid for by someone else.
Okay, enough third person. I've been accepted to a program called Leading Up North. It's a 10-day volunteer program being run by several different Jewish organizations. I think about 500 young Jews are going in all. I'm going through Hillel (I am really loving this whole being-a-student thing!), which is taking about 150 of those young Jews. During those 10 days, I'll be up in the north, helping to repair damage from this summer's war with Lebanon. I don't know yet exactly where or what I'll be doing. But it will be in Israel.
After those 10 days, I'll be staying around in Israel for another week or so. I'll most likely be bouncing between Tel Aviv and the J'lem area, because that's where most of my friends are located. So if you happen to be one of those friends, and you want to see me during that week, drop me a line.