When you think of “Israel”, ask yourself “how is my connection with the People of Israel (Am Yisrael) a part of my identity? From which Jewish communities in the world did your family come from? How is the “shoah”, the holocaust, part of your identity? Did anyone in your family settle in Israel? What are your favorite Jewish holiday memories? Who are your favorite Jewish artists, sports figures, public officials, and writers. If you are Jew of choice who converted, remember that the Rabbis say that your soul was with those who received the Torah at Mt Sinai, so your connection with the People of Israel goes way back!