Beginning on Monday, I will be part of a Federation mission to Cherkassy, Ukraine. Cherkassy is Greater Metro West’s sister community. Since 1997, the generous Jewish community right here in New Jersey has funded a number of buildings and programs for the approximately 3,000 Jews in the Cherkassy area. In addition to Cherkassy, we will also be spending time in Odessa and Kiev – Ukraine’s two largest cities. I am not 100% sure what kind of connection to the internet I will have during my travels, but my intention is to blog as I go. So, whenever I find myself with a wifi connection, I will post what I can (hopefully some pictures too!).