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Refugees Remember the Fallen A special Yom Hazikaron ceremony was held in the Jewish community of the city of Lodz, Poland, in memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Nitzan Kedar, May 4, 2022 As Israel marks Remembrance Day for fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers and victims of terror, Jewish communities around the …

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Post-IDF soldiers embark on journey to lead Yom Ha’atzmaut events in the Diaspora The initiative will send a group of young men and women who have recently completed military or national service for a week-long immersion in diaspora communities worldwide. Zvika Klein, April 29, 2022 Tens of young Israeli men and women; post IDF soldiers …

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shlichim in the snow, Athens

European rabbis gather to address challenges facing Jewish community The three-day event is attended by graduates of the the Straus-Amiel and Beren-Amiel Emissary Programs who flew in from 11 different countries, and dozens of others, who were unable to travel, but joined in via Zoom.  ILH Staff 27/1/22 A delegation of graduates from the Straus-Amiel …

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Ayala (Shapira) and Eliran Shabo Athens, Greece Eliran Shebo is serving as Deputy Rabbi while Ayala (Shapira) Shebo is a teacher as well as being responsible for community projects in the Jewish community of Athens, Greece. The couple was the first to go out on shlichut from last year’s crop of graduates (because of COVID); …

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“One Extended Family” – OTS Emissary Training Programs Reach Out to Students’ Parents When a young couple makes the decision to leave Israel and serve as emissaries, the move impacts not only them, but their parents, as well.  Over the last 22 years, Ohr Torah Stone’s Straus-Amiel Rabbinical Emissary Program, Beren-Amiel Educational Emissary Program and …

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Natalia and Shaul FribergHeidelberg, Germany Rabbi Shaul and Rabbanit Natalia Friberg have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the young people in the “Hochschule für Jüdische Studien” community in Heidelberg, Germany, for the past 13 years. Children:Hannah- 24Raphael- 22Sarah – 20Shimon- 18Chava- 16 Tell us about the community you’re in:We serve as the campus …

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Ruchama and Ariel YeshurunMiami, Florida, USA Ariel and Ruchama Yeshurun have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Skylake Synagogue in Miami, Florida for the past 10 years. Children:Avner Yishai – 20Akiva Nechemia – 18Tamara Naomi – 16Leah Zahava – 10Sasson Moshe – 7Yakira Mazal – 2 Tell us about the community you’re …

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Michal and Bentzi Mann

Michal and Bentzi MannLondon, England Bentzi and Michal Man serve as rabbi and rabbanit of the Mill Hill East Jewish Community and the Jewish Free School Campus in London, England. The couple have been on shlichut for two and a half years. Children:Carmi – 3Shachar – 2Lavie – 7 months Tell us about the community …

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Sarah and Mark FishmanMontreal, Canada Rabbi Mark and Sarah Fishman have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Congregation Beth Tikvah in Montreal, Canada for ten and a half years. Sarah, a psychologist by profession, also runs a clinic. Children:Shira  – 12Shmuel – 8Devorah – 6Batsheva – 3 Tell us about the community you’re in:The community …

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Ilana and Daniel Epstein London, UK Rabbi Daniel and Ilana (Spitz) Epstein have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of Cockfosters & N Southgate United Synagogue in London, England, for the past six and a half years Children: Stephen – 23 Yoel – 21 Odelle – 17 Jacob – 14 Tell us about the …

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Eliya and Oded Pe’er Lower Merion, Philadelphia, USA Eliya and Oded Pe’er have been serving the Lower Merion community as educational emissaries and Bnei Akiva shlichim for for the past two and a half years Children:Ori – 12Yedidya – 11Dvir – 8Benaya -6Lavie – 2 Tell us about the position you’re in:Elia and Oded teach Hebrew, Bible, …

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Merav and Yaakov Wacks and family

Merav and Yaakov WacksEnglewood, New Jersey Merav and Yaakov Wacks have been working as educators in the Ben Porat Yosef school and as Youth Directors in the East Hill Synagogue of Englewood, New Jersey, for over two years .  Children:Eitan Tzvi – 7.5Ayala – 6Kana Rachel – 4.5Naveh – 4 months Tell us about the …

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