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Journey’s end

ByMELANIE LIDMAN
December 6, 2012 12:33

The pluralistic Nesiya Institute, which is closing after 28 years of running joint American-Israeli programs, is looking for partnership opportunities.

Neshiya summer trip.

Neshiya trip 521. (photo credit:Courtesy)

It was July 2002, and the head staffer of my teen summer program was calling my parents to get permission for me to spend my free weekend with a friend from Efrat.

“Her friend Ma’ayan lives over the Green Line, so your daughter will need to take a bulletproof bus,” he told my mother, who was already stretched nearly to her breaking point by the stress of having her eldest daughter gallivanting around Israel during the height of the second intifada. This was over a decade ago, when phones were less smart, and the satellite connection with America was not ideal during that conversation.

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