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Dorit and Michael Kohn

Dorit and Michael Kohn Bern, Switzerland Rabbi Michael and  Dorit are the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Bern Jewish Community. They have been on shlichut for nearly four years.  Children: Maya – 5 Beno – 3 Liora – 6 months Tell us about the position you’re in: The community is 150 years old and gathers …

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Ahava and Shlomo Schachter

Ahava and Shlomo SchachterChampaign, Illinois Rabbi Shlomo and Ahava Zarembski Schachter have been serving as the campus rabbinical couple at the University of Chicago, Champaign, for the past four years.  Children:Tzedeka – 14Meshulam – 3Netzach – 1.5 Tell us about the position you’re in:The Jewish community in the city is built mainly on Jewish students …

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Tal Family

Rachel and Ariel TalWellington, New Zealand Ariel and Rachel have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Wellington Jewish Community Center  for almost two years. Prior to that, they were youth coordinators in Vancouver, Canada (one year), and teachers and director of special programs at Netivot HaTorah School in Toronto, Canada (3 years). …

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Rachel and Evyatar HaCohen Palo Alto, California Teachers at the South Peninsula Hebrew Day School; Evyatar also serves as a Jewish social programming coordinator. The couple has been on shlichut for two years. Children: Yonatan, 6.5 Ariel, 3.5 Ivri, 2 months Tell us about the position you’re in: At the school we are responsible for …

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Hodaya and Aharon LembergerGlasgow, Scotland Rabbi Aharon and Hodaya are the Jewish Chaplaincy Couple for  students on University of Scotland campuses. They have been on shlichut for nearly a year.  Children: Amichai Yisrael – 7Roi Dor – 5Shvut – 1.5 Tell us about the community you’re in: The role is very fulfilling and also challenging. The …

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Malka and Eliezer Shai DiMartinoLausanne, Switzerland Rabbi Eliezer Shai and Malka are the Rabbi and Rabbanit of the Jewish community in Lausanne, Switzerland – a position they have been in for two and a half years. Their career as emissaries, however, began 14 years ago when they graduated the OTS training programs.  Children: Simcha – 14Yocheved …

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“Why go out on shlichut?” asked Shiran and Yoni Dreyer, an OTS-trained educator couple recently placed in Omaha, Nebraska.  “That’s a question we found ourselves pondering often over the course of our training. “Every generation has its challenge, every generation needs people with vision and ideology, people who will act, do and aspire for good,” …

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There’s no place too far or too isolated In New-Zealand and England and even in far-off Brazil, the shlichim of Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel are active in hundreds of Jewish communities around the world. The common denominator: strengthening Jewish identity, fighting assimilation, and also their language – the language of Religious Zionism. Yair Kraus | Makor …

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Returning Emissaries: “Our mission has not ended” Eleven emissary families who recently returned from Jewish communities in the Diaspora met last week to reflect upon the happy moments, the times of crisis and difficulty, and also the moments which gave them satisfaction. Some had been in the Diaspora for five years; others for two. Some …

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How many emissaries are there, and who is the youngest of all? All the statistics about the emissaries exposed: how old is the youngest, and how many languages to they speak? All of the surprising details. Guy Ezra, Srugim News – 28 September, 2018  (Translated from Hebrew) The new OTS emissaries, graduates of Straus-Amiel, Beren-Amiel, and …

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Next Year in Jerusalem: A Defining Call Rabbi Benjy Myers Educational Director, Beren-Amiel and Straus Amiel Emissary Programs Twice a year we conclude a religious service with the words “Next year in Jerusalem” – “לשנה הבאה בירושלים”.  The first time is at the formal ending of the Pesach Seder, and the second is at the …

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Jewish identity, taught by emissaries and suitcases Rabbi Kenneth Brander, lately of Teaneck, on moving to Israel and new programs from Ohr Torah Stone By JOANNE PALMER August 16, 2018 It’s not at all surprising that the iconic object that Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander brought with him on the Nefesh b’Nefesh flight that he, his wife, …

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