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Meet the Shlichim: Efrat and Max Godet

Efrat and Max GodetMontevideo, Uruguay Rabbi Max and Efrat are the chief rabbi and rebbetzin of Uruguay. Max also serves as the rabbi of the Ashkenazi community and Efrat directs the activities of the women in that community. The couple has been in the position for 3 years, and on shlichut for almost 10. Previous …

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Meet the Shlichim: Andi and Nir Koren

Andi and Nir Koren

Andi and Nir KorenQuito, Ecuador Rabbi Nir and Andi have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzin of the Quito, Ecuador Jewish community for the past three years. Prior to that, they were on shlichut as the rabbinical couple in Monterrey, Mexico (two years); Cancun, Mexico (two years); and Cali, Colombia (two years).  Children:Daniela, 11Eliya, …

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Emissaries to Athens despite Covid-19

Emissaries to Athens despite Covid-19 Rabbi Shebo and his wife Ayala among the first to begin serving in communities abroad during Covid-19, made possible by the meeting of the Israeli and Greek Foreign Ministers. How will the High Holidays be celebrated in the Greek capital? By Shimon Cohen | August 31, 2020 Although Israel has …

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Meet the Shlichim: Hadar and Moshe Nachman

Hadar and Moshe NachmanOmaha, Nebraska, USA Hadar and Moshe are teachers in the Omaha Jewish community’s Friedel Jewish Academy. They have been on shlichut for one year. Children:Reishit Geula – 10Raya – 8Malachi – 6Tuvia – 3 months Tell us about the community you’re in: A very small Jewish community, both in number and resources. …

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Amid COVID-19, OTS releases guide on how to safely observe High Holy Days

Amid COVID-19, OTS releases guide on how to safely observe High Holy Days The High Holy Days, which refer to the holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, are some of the most important in the Jewish calendar, with the communal aspect being very important. By Aaron Reich | August 19, 2020 Ohr Torah Stone’s …

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The High Holidays with Covid-19

The High Holidays with Covid-19 The millions of worshippers expected at High Holiday prayers this year will be subject to Covid-19 restrictions. A halachic compilation was recently published to assist in dealing with them. By Zvika Klein | August 9, 2020 Covid-19 makes it highly likely that the upcoming High Holidays will be different to …

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Instead of traveling abroad, I’m traveling in the realms of the spirit

Instead of traveling abroad, I am traveling in the realms of the spirit The Corona era has forced me to take a break from my intensive journeys around the Jewish world, but it turns out that they can be continued from within the four walls of home. By Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum, director of the Beren-Amiel …

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Meet the Shlichim: Hadas and Avinoam Citron

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Hadas and Avinoam Citron Liverpool, England Avinoam is serving as the rabbi of the community and Hadas is responsible for children’s and youth activities. The couple has been on shlichut for nearly a year. s Children:Odelia Tell us about the community you’re in: A warm and loving community of 350 members, whose first priority is …

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Meet the Shlichim: Shiran and Yoni Dreyer

Shiran and Yoni DreyerOmaha, Nebraska Yoni is a community emissary and the assistant rabbi at Kehillat Beit Yisrael; Shiran is a teacher of Judaism and Hebrew at the community’s school. The couple has been on shlichut for nearly a year. Children:Tchiya – 7Eitan – 5Lavie – 4Ori – 10 months Tell us about the community …

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Meet the Shlichim: Batya and Uriel Zaretsky

Batya and Uriel ZaretskyWarsaw, Poland The Zaretskys have been serving as the Rabbi and Rebbetzion of the Warsaw Jewish community for two years. Batya additionally teaches music in the kindergarten and Jewish community school. Children:Renana – 4.5Hadas – 2 Tell us about the community you’re in: The community is small and diverse. Creativity and sensitivity …

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Meet the Shlichim: Tagel and Itamar Greenblum

Tagel and Itamar GreenblumDurban, South Africa Itamar is the Assistant Rabbi and Tagel is a teacher in the community.They have been on shlichut now for nearly a year. Children: Achinoam – 4Raya Leah – 2.5 Tell us about the community you’re in: The community numbers about 2,000 people, and there are two synagogues. We teach Jewish …

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Meet the Shlichim: Elisheva and Binyamin Goldstein

Elisheva and Binyamin GoldsteinModeno, Italy Rabbi and Rabbanit of the Modeno Synagogue for the past 11 years. In addition, Rabbi Goldstein teaches in the Rabbinical Training program in Rome.  Children: Tehila – 27, married to Aryeh and mother to Itzik and NavaYehoshua – 26Itzik – 25, married to Shoshi and father to Tali and AkivaChezki – …

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