The peaceful beauty of Slovakia provided the backdrop for OneFamily’s bereaved mothers group, which spent a week exploring the quaint European country. The group, which included 43 people, visited some of Slovakia’s most enticing attractions, including Banska Bystrica, a picturesque river valley town, as well as Dobsinska, one of the most famous ice caves in the world. The group also took a river cruise across the border into Poland where they visited the stunning town of Zakopane at the foot of the Tatra Mountains.
The trip was designed as an opportunity for the bereaved mothers to laugh, cry and rejuvenate themselves. Ronit Simcha Sherki, whose son Shalom, Z’L, was run over and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist as he waited for a bus in Jerusalem enthused, “Over the course of the trip I met new mothers and after hearing about their fallen children I cried with them. Yes, we cried but we also shared some happy and enjoyable movements as well. I want to thank all of you for sharing the love and the reciprocal support. This trip represented a wonderful opportunity to take a break out of my dizzying life’s routine and I was able to regain my emotional and physical strength through the bonding with the mothers.”