"...The second experience came from our Artist in Residence, Ellen Alt. She had asked me before the trip if we could do an art project as a way to reflect on our experience in Israel. It sounded like a great idea and I told her we would make the time in the itinerary. On Monday in Jerusalem, we spent two hours with David Moss [one of the founders of Kol HaOt], one of the greatest living Jewish artists, “mapping” our journey through Israel through art.
"It set the stage perfectly for what Ellen wanted to do with the group and we agreed that when we got up north, we would spend an evening completing the work we had begun with David Moss. After dinner at the Kibbutz Lavi Hotel, we all got some wine, spread out the art materials, and went
"I stepped back and I was simply blown away by what I saw. People who barely knew each other a few days ago were working together on expressing deep personal feelings about what this experience meant to them. The group was laughing, sharing, and creating…together. We were 'building' an art project that would be an expression of what we experienced. But, truly, we were the ones being 'built up' in the process."