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Post 445: Link to Jerusalem Light Festival, Street Party July 7th Noon Rechove Ben Yehuda, Jump Rope and resilience, reaching out to breast cancer survivors and volunteers, way to find a particular gravesite in Jerusalem

This post is about energy-Maybe you have some energy to support an initiative to help Breast Cancer Survivors by volunteering some time? Please reply to chavaida@gmail.com.

If you have not seen the Jerusalem light festival tonight’s the last night. http://www.jr.co.il/videos/jerusalem-festival-of-light-2017.htm

The Jerusalem Municipality is throwing a street party on the most exciting street in the city! Everyone is welcome to join friends on Rechove Ben Yehuda to mingle, and relax. Live bands/musicians will provide the entertainment! Noon on Friday, July 7th

I have not been blogging. By breathing slowly in these last heat filled days and dry windy evenings, some chores have been accomplished. Morning jumprope was cut short. I did half my usual and gave myself a break when I read that the temperature was already 90 degrees.

As has been written earlier, my future jump rope for breast health class yet to be filled with students. Dry weather, dry class of students? What to do? Perhaps a little bit of yin and yang can work. Think water. playing near it.

I have been reaching out to professionals and have been asked, “So what are your credentials, yes you are a survivor.” “What is my exercise called? “Lymph and Let Lymph”.

Now, I have more of a “leg to stand on”. I learned that there there is dragon boat racing on the Yarkon in Tel Aviv for women survivors! And the benefits – increasing upper body strength, moving lymph , strengthening bones, increased resilience closely parallel those of rope jumping. https://dragonboatisrael.com/

No water for racing near Jerusalem. However, jumping with a weighted rope is the next best thing to build upper body strength.

When it comes to women who have been through breast cancer treatment there is an instantaneous connection. With the goal of informing other breast cancer organizations about my class, I learned that I needed to have MORE than my enthusiasm on the plate. I made many phone calls to solicit volunteers.

Now I have a team of friend who will be going thru my list of about 60 women who have expressed interest in the class.

May Hashem bless these women volunteers.

I  made connections to medical professionals and  organization in Israel that have yet to see the need for women in treatment to make exercise pivotal.

Here’s where resilience comes in when faced with such challenges.

From Psychology Magazine: Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Even after misfortune, resilient people are blessed with such an outlook that they are able to change course and soldier on.Resilience is not a shield against suffering. It enables us to feel and to move through emotions like pain and guilt so that we can continue to feel alive and experience happiness.

A diagnosis of Breast Cancer is not the time to buy into the idea that you just feel your feelings and take all the time in the world; what if,  you have other kids at home, a demanding job, and an urgent need to function in the real world? There are concrete strategies for regaining your equilibrium even in the greatest pain. Among them: Choosing where to focus your attention (not on hating someone or something, which consumes energy);  and re-establish routines, particularly if you have children, who may need that structure even more than you do.

Despite her insistence to the contrary, there is a strong whiff of “just-get-on-with-it” matter of factness.  He began to see the wisdom of the writer Isak Dinesen, Karen Christence Dinesen, who said,  “The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea”.

I don’t mean black humor here!

If you are looking for a relative or other person’s grave: Here’s some light on the subject: Some important information: There are 4 burial societies in Jerusalem that handle Ashkanazi burials and over a dozen all together.

Jerusalem community
Hasidim
Purshim
Western (Mostly French)

In addition, many who claim to be buried in Jerusalem are actually in Eretz Haim near Bet Shemesh.

You must have one or more of the following:

ID number of the deceased, since this can be searched easily.

Name of deceased and father’s name and/or date of death/burial.

No names other than the fathers are usually recorded or searchable.

Once you have found the “address”, finding the grave can still be difficult.
If in Jerusalem Community, there is a map after the parking lot bear to the left and on the right directly after the small building is a map. It is incomplete. If the grave is in a different area, or even in this area, go to the cemetery in the morning and call the society and ask to be directed to the correct spot

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Thank Hashen for Shabbas. Here’s my to do list and am genuinely happy to put it aside. Lists are good but sometimes starting at the top is hard.

a) Finish the Medical Form and Liability Release for new hesitant exercise class members and suggest we get together at 7AM before her Ulpan.

b)Prepare Social Media Letter seeking volunteers to call survivors.

c) Separate the list of survivors into Hebrew and English speaking class members.

d) Improve flyer.

e) Prepare Shabat chicken potatoes salad

f) Follow up with organizations request support for survivors who lack funds for class.

g) Try to organize meeting of Volunteers for phone calls on skype so I don’t repeat myself and develop a team.

h) Finish Sewing project. (this has low priority except when I am frustrated).

i) Arrange small move of furniture details straight for next week.

j) Volunteer for Jerusalem Marathon

k) Before moving antique furniture -go to the apartment in Romema and clean, polish, wrap furniture, and tie; bring grandsons if available to help, so movers don’t break the small table.

l ) Get Prescriptions. High priority.

m) Water Roof Plants and maybe buy water replacement drink. So you understand why I am not blogging?

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