Thursday, April 30th, 2009...8:30 pm

Sun sets on Federation’s “Israel @ 60 Mission”

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A view from my balcony at the Carlton hotel in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Mordecai Specktor)

A view from my balcony at the Carlton hotel in Tel Aviv. (Photo: Mordecai Specktor)

It was a whirlwind week for the participants in the Israel @ 60 Mission, who saw the sights and visited Minneapolis Jewish Federation-funded programs in Jerusalem, Hadera, Kiryat Shemona and other places.

For the many first-timers on the mission, it was the proverbial experience of a lifetime.

When the jet lag wears off, I’ll add more to this blog. (I’m writing now from the departure lounge at LaGuardia airport in New York.

— Mordecai Specktor

On the northern segment of the Israel @ 60 Mission, participants stayed at the lovely Kibbutz Ma'agan resort on the shore of Lake Kinneret (Sea of Galilee).

On the northern segment of the Israel @ 60 Mission, participants stayed at the lovely Kibbutz Ma

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