From the April 2012 magazine.

April 2012: The Little Group on Hapalmach Street

In Jerusalem, an old meeting room disappears, but not the years of love

One of the wonderful things about Alcoholics Anonymous is that we don’t have monuments. It’s a spiritual program, and the only requirements for a meeting are a coffee pot and a couple of ex-drunks with a resentment, they used to say.

Change is inevitable and encouraged in AA. It’s even necessary. But as we all know through our own personal stories, change oftentimes is difficult—for an individual and a group as well. My circuitous route to bring about a point here is that the Shalom Group of AA in Jerusalem, Israel, has moved locations. After 27 years at 24 Hapalmach Street, the building was sold. We’re moving to a new room located in the center of the city, and it’s going to be great … as soon as we get over the sadness.

-- Charley W.

Jerusalem, Israel

This is a preview. To view the full article, use the link below to begin a free 7-day trial!