The group of women from Rosh Ha’ayin met weekly for a slimming and fitness workshop, and similar sessions took place for a group of women from the Jewish community in New Orleans. In the last few months the women from either side of the ocean have been in touch via Skype, Facebook and telephone. They have gotten to know each other and share their experiences. The aim of the program is generate direct links between the women of the different communities, and to create genuine closeness between the populations. Indeed, warm bonds were struck between the women, particularly due to the hospitality at the hostesses’ homes, and the time the women spent together. For a few days the women from Rosh Ha’ayin had an opportunity to experience and feel the daily lives of the women from New Orleans from close quarters, and to appreciate what it means to be a Jew in the United States.