Atlanta’s 2023 Community Journey to Israel: Beth Arogeti

Atlanta’s 2023 Community Journey to Israel: Beth Arogeti

Beth Arogeti shares her recollections of the Federation's 2023 Community Journey to Israel.

Beth Arogeti
Beth Arogeti

What was your favorite place visited? 
The police station in Tel Aviv on Yom HaShoah.

What was your favorite restaurant or menu item while in Israel? 
Shlomo and Daron in Tel Aviv.

What made this trip special from others? 
Experiencing Israel with the 67 first timers. As one of eleven co-chairs, I was thrilled to help plan this mission over the past 12-plus months. When we finally landed in Israel on our nonstop flight from Atlanta, I was overcome with emotion as if it were my first trip there. Each of my 14 trips has been different experiences but this one felt different. Having over 200 participants join the mission allowed me to meet many new people and share new experiences with them as well as experience Israel with my sister and brother-in-law who hadn’t been to Israel in more than four decades. Being in Israel during Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s 75th anniversary) was a first for me and those days were extra special, too. I look forward to my next journey there soon.

Beth Arogeti is the board chair, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta

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