My wife, my grandson Ricky - age 15, and I recently returned from 11 days in Israel. The purpose of this trip was to introduce Ricky to his heritage and his micro and macro family there, as well as to have some fun. We attempted to balance tradition/history, family, and fun. With most of the credit properly going to our guide Daniel, we did just that, and had what we think was a life changing experience for Ricky. How did this great success happen? Certainly it was a cooperative venture. But, Daniel was the main reason. He is energetic, enthusiastic, flexible, extremely knowledgeable, and patriotic. He is a great spokesman for Israel, by word and by example. Via email, we jointly planned our itinerary, which we used as a general guide, but not a mandate. Our days were packed with diverse experiences. He was always tuned into our personal needs and physical limitations. Of greatest importance was his ability to intimately connect with Ricky. It is not an exaggeration to say that he adopted him as a younger brother, inviting him back to stay with him and his family. He took us to his home, introduced us to his wife and three children, and to his community and way of life. He talked to Ricky from the heart, truly like a friend and big brother. This was the key ingredient to the success of our adventure, and to the making of a young Jew and a lifelong friend ofIsrael. We are truly indebted to you for connecting us to him, and without hesitation and with a full heart, recommend him to anyone else seeking a personal guide toIsrael.