The mission visited children from Kiryat Gat and other towns in the south on respite activity funded by JUF and other federations.
The Federal Aviation Administration prohibited all U.S. airlines from flying to Israel for at least 24 hours.
Unexpectedly, less than 24 hours later, I stepped onto the plane that would take me from one home to another.
Scenes that I would only watch at home in Deerfield, on CNN, all of a sudden became a reality for me.
It seemed for a while as if wherever we had just previously been was under rocket attack.