Saturday, December 6, 2008

General Assembly Arad/Tamar Visit

Hi. My name is Aliza Gases and I am on a program called Otzma which is a 10 month volunteer program through UJC and JAFI. I am being sponsored for this program through the Middlesex County and Monmouth County federations. Part of my program is done with the partnership 2000 cities and as a result I have been working with and visiting Arad a lot. I also have an adoptive family from Arad who I get to go visit and enjoy time with. Starting in January I will be volunteering 2 days a week in Arad. I am very excited for this experience. I look forward to being able to give back to our partnership.
As part of the General Assembly(GA) I was able to go visit Arad and Tamar with the partnerships steering committee. It was a great opportunity as I was able to see many of the projects that the New Jersey and Delaware federations help fund and support. I was also able to meet many people involved in the partnership and learn a lot. I am very excited to become an active part of the partnership starting in January and I look forward to sharing with you the many opportunities that I have in Arad.