Following numerous unexpected delays and hardships, with a lot of good will, challenges and determination on both Kesher Yehudi and the Mechinot side, we found the formula: a group of Hareidy men/ women gathers in one place, equipped with a web camera and a big monitor. Another learning pod of students in a different place with similar technology. The coordinator put together a humorous (yes, even from far!) unifying activity to break the ice, and then the groups divided into personal Chavruta partners and formed a personal warm connection through the cold technology devices. So hugs we didn't have there, but a great excitement and electric in the air – oh yeah we did have!
Loads of luck to our 10 Mechinot and communities that has started their new – original way!