Itamar News Updates October 24th 2014
The Holiday season on Itamar was fantastic – as it always is. Thousands of people visited our community and participated in our inauguration of our first permanent synagogue and a new Torah scroll dedication.
Friends of Itamar arranged a guided tour where visitors were able to tour our community and visit our hill top neighborhoods like Givot Olam and the Penini farm where a vineyard was planted in blessed memory Merav Polack Z”L – There the visitors had a lecture about how wine is made and all had a delicious tasting party.
A beautiful spring – The Iris Hashomron Spring was dedicated in the name of the founder of Friends of Itamar – Lester Goldsmith Z”L. It is amazing how only after the first week of the spring’s dedication – thousands of visitors had already managed to visit the site.
This past week we had the pleasure of hosting many visitors as well. A special welcome to Neils Hansen from Denmark. Neils loves the land and its people and has visited Israel over 30 times. He has been so kind to assist one of our farmers who is trying to make a comeback after the terrible damage last winter.
A special welcome to Alan Nussbaum who comes from NYC almost every month to visit Itamar. Alan is a devoted friend and has been working hard to try and raise support and awareness for strengthening Itamar and Hebron.
We also hosted a tour guide with Barnea Selavan who visited with the Weis family from NY. We also welcomed Harold Heilbut from Candada. Today we had 200 guests from the Yovel farming program that are staying in Samaria and helping out farmers from different parts of Samaria. They got a firsthand explanation of this area and learned about the many projects going on here.
Mazal tov to Alex and Michal Zuckerman on the completion of his Engineering degree at the Ariel University.
MAZAL TOV to the Meshulami and Elkayam families on the birth of their daughters!
Enjoy Leah’s blog – on Parashat Noah.
Watch Rabbi Goldsmith new lesson on the Parasha.