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Letter from Eliad, Israel Region Partner, May 25th

Dear all, Hope my e-mail finds you well. We are glad that the ceasefire is holding, and thanks God life is getting back to normal here in Israel. As you know, we send monthly newsletter about all the investments and activities you have in the region. Since there are things that you may want to…

Taking Action to Help an Israel Under Attack

A Message from Mark Wilf, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and Eric Fingerhut, President & CEO The Jewish Federations of North America Perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised, but the outbreak of fighting in Israel still shook us up this week. We had been focused on reopening after the Covid pandemic, working to make…

Shinshinim IL offers teens an opportunity to learn and lead in Israel

Put your leadership skills to the test and represent your community in an exciting five-month journey in Israel. Shinshinim IL is a new and exclusive program designed specifically for American high school graduates who wish to spend this fall and winter in Israel. Participants will be in Israel from October 2021 to February 2022. First, spend October…

Shaked Blog – March 2, 2020

Shalom everyone, Here is how my last week for my first 6 months here has been: I also had a long weekend, which I took pretty chill. On Friday I had a meeting with Cynthia and Guy at the Federation and this is pretty much what I did that day. On Saturday I went for…

Blog from Israel Trip – February 28, 2020

Day 5 Written by Shira Berkowitz  We continued to delve into the experience of shared society in Israel by visiting with nonprofits each that address the unique historical multifaceted infrastructure issues that leave its societal islands separate. The Interagency Taskforce met with us at Lod, to explore the city’s unique history and provide context to…

Blog from Israel Trip – February 27, 2020

Day 4 Written by Sherri Frank Weintrop and Shira Berkowitz We made it to Jerusalem! The morning started as all mornings start in Israel with an amazing Israeli breakfast. Our first meeting was with the Shalom Hartman Institute an Israeli think tank that we support. We learned about a unique program to create systematic change through…

Blog from Israel Trip – February 25, 2020

Written by Sue Matloff Day 3 We started the day meeting with Telem, a one-year, post-army training program for Ethiopians. Telem is not a program in which the Federation currently invests. The program empowers them to create a good productive life and help kibbutzim.The program is active in many of the 257 kibbutz movements and…