Debbie’s Story

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Rabbi Schuster came up to me in the Old City in Jerusalem about 25 years ago and asked me if I wanted to go to some classes. The rest, as they say, is history. It wasn’t a simple journey, but … Continued

Dena Gottlieb’s Story

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We were honored to be one of those families that hosted the young people that Meir Schuster picked up “off the wall” (as we fondly referred to them). Sometimes the call came on a Wednesday and sometimes even on a … Continued

Henny’s Story

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I was in an American seminary 13 yrs ago, when Rabbi Schuster’s daughter visited the seminary to invite girls over for Shabbos. I went with two other girls for Shabbos and the rest has been history. I’ve been privileged to be close friends with Chaya … Continued

Peretz Yaakov’s Story

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My Rabbi Schuster story parallels the many others involving lost Jewish souls whom he found searching for their Jewish heritage while in Jerusalem. He is a special man who moves mountains and does so quietly.\n In 1994, I found myself … Continued

Eli Glaser’s Story

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A Glimpse Into His Greatness – by Eli Glaser You can actually daven maariv on motzei Shabbos before making Havdalah? This concept was an anathema to me – at least for the two years that I managed the men’s Heritage … Continued

Reuven’s Story

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I grew up with no knowledge about and no positive feelings for Judaism. In the autumn of 1981, after finishing college, I decided to travel through Europe. Winter caught me moving further and further south, until I reached Greece. On a … Continued

Jolie’s Story

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I was in Israel for my junior year of college (1975-76).  I was in the summer ulpan at Haifa University (as were all the kids from California) and planned a few days stay in Jerusalem, so that I could take … Continued

Suzanne’s Story

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I worked with Rabbi Schuster day in, day out for 15 years. I started to work for Heritage House on November 15, 1992; during Rabbi Schuster’s fall trip to the States.  My first encounter with him was when he called … Continued

Dvorah-Leah’s Song

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Sweet Suzy from Queens (to the tune of Sweet Betsey from Pike) Oh don’t you remember sweet Suzy from Queens The one on Kibbutz with the holes in her jeans ? On a free weekend, she went to the Wall … Continued

Yocheved’s Story

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I’ve been reading all of these stories, so similar yet each one so unique. Mine begins in November 1975. I was Jessica Rochmis then, on a weekend trip to Jerusalem, a break from the kibbutz/ulpan group I was with in … Continued

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