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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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Collector of Jewish souls: A rabbi’s treasures culled from around the world When he arrives in a new community, Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum, 62, slips into detective mode: “I’ve found amazing old books, prayers, Haggadahs and more in those places.” By Deborah Fineblum | January 25, 2021 (JNS) A 12-branch copper candelabra kindled on holidays by Jews …

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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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Adi and Aviv AbebeEnglewood, New Jersey Adi and Aviv Abebe have been working as educators in the Ben Porat Yosef school for the past year and a half; Adi teaches Hebrew and serves as social coordinator for the middle school, while her husband Aviv teaches limmudei kodesh – religious subjects.  Children:Amitai – 5Avishag – 3 …

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Shira and Bentzi ToyberSao Paolo, Brazil Rabbi Bentzi and Shira Toyber have been the Bnei Akiva shlichim and teachers in the Beit Yaakov school in Sao Paolo Brazil for the past year.  Rabbi Bentzi additionally serves as the Assistant Rabbi of the Ohel Yaakov synagogue.  Children:Gefen Techiya – 5Naveh Mordechai – 2Eitan Yitzchak – 1 …

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Shlomit Chana and Baruch BabayevDortmund, Germany Rabbi Baruch and Shulamit Chana Babayev have been serving as Rabbi and Rabbanit of the Dortmund Jewish community for seven years. Prior to that, the couple served for three years as the traveling rabbinical couple to the communities of Buchhum and Recklinhausen. Children:Adiel – 3Avital – 1 Tell us …

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