Tell us about the community you’re in:
The city has two adjacent communities and we basically function in both at the same time. In recent months, we have opened a kollel where students study every day, which of course strengthens the connection of the Jews to the community and to the Torah in general.
What did you receive from the Straus-Amiel Educational Emissary Training Progam and the Claudia Cohen Women Educator Institute?
We learned so much: about Judaism, how a community works, types of Jews in the world, holidays, how to strive toward our mission… and of course we receive ongoing support now that we’re here.
What message would you like to impart regarding shlichut?
Even in the farthest place, the most unfamiliar to us, a family awaits. They loved us before we even arrived and took care of us and treated us as if we had always known each other.