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Santa Fe 2010 - Making Connections

Rachel King

The connections have begun already.

I'm not talking about the connections between flights (inevitable, since Santa Fe is not a direct flight from the East Coast) but about the immediate, fascinating links women make with one another. Three of our Boston contingent are waiting at Logan for our first flight (which is late, making us a bit nervous about making our connection in Dallas). Within five minutes of being introduced, Liz and Rose, who have never met each other, are having an animated conversation about their career paths, home towns, children, and Jewish backgrounds. They quickly find intersections and commonalities. They are listening to each other intently, asking questions, and exclaiming over each other's stories. It is a remarkable demonstration of the interest women naturally take in each other's lives.

People from around the country have joined the JWA trip to Santa Fe for the alluring destination and the opportunity to explore its exotic beauty and culture. But because this is JWA, we also know we will encounter smart, interesting, thoughtful women. At the same time that we are visiting a special community, we are creating one of our own.

The energy that began in the airport will suffuse the next four days. I can't wait to meet the other members of the trip, and to see what connections we, too, will make with one another.


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Jewish Women's Archive. "Santa Fe 2010 - Making Connections." (Viewed on January 16, 2018) <>.


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