shlichut

The DNA of a Rabbinical Emissary Rabbi Nir and Andy Koren, June 8, 2022 Nations, just like individuals, possess a certain genetic makeup that defines their behavior, growth, and progress. For the nation of Israel (i.e., the Jewish people), and for the state of Israel, that genetic progress has developed over the past 74 years …

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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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Independence Day: Here’s how Jewish communities around the world are celebrating Jewish communities around the globe have created events for Yom Ha’zikaron and are beginning to celebrate Independence Day. Zvika Klein, May 4, 2022 In India, a small hut that has been turned into a synagogue was painted on Wednesday in honor of Independence Day. …

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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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Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis

I’m a rabbi in Warsaw. I’m terrified for the future of Ukraine — and the free world Rabbi Yehoshua Ellis, 03/03/2022 I live in Poland and work as a rabbi in the local Jewish community, but I’ve been paying close attention to Ukraine since Putin’s last invasion in 2014. I was invigorated by the election …

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As European War Wages, Rabbinical Emissaries on Front Lines of Refugee Response As the winds of war continue to make their way across Ukraine and threaten many cities with large Jewish populations, Jewish organizations across the world are scrambling to implement a comprehensive response to one of the largest refugee crises in modern history.  Among …

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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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“From now on, no matter what happens, you are on shlichut“  Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum, Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel director: “”It is gratifying to see all the new shlichim are in a positive process of focusing on their new positions and assignments.”  Orly Harrari 18/11/21 Ohr Torah Stone’s Beren-Amiel and Straus-Amiel Emissary Institutes held an exciting gathering …

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Kindi Family

Going Home: Emissaries Strengthen Jewish Life in their Native Communities Every Jewish community in each country is different; the language, the culture, politics and dynamics all vary. But what if people who already know the language, are intimately familiar with the local culture, and even know many of the players were trained to return to …

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Yehoshua and Tehila Sadiel

A Family Legacy  Yehoshua and Tehila Sadiel bring their pioneering family legacies on behalf of Am Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael along with them as they embark upon shlichut in Germany Yehoshua Sadiel is named for his grandfather Yehoshua who, together with his wife, Leah, helped found Kibbutz Kfar Etzion in 1942. Although Leah was evacuated …

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Rabbi Avi Bart

Four Approaches to Teshuva Rabbi Avi Bart is a shaliach of the Straus-Amiel Emissary Training Institute serving as the Assistant Rabbi of Blake Street Synagogue in Melbourne, Australia Eyes closed, face buried in your machzor; you stand in shul. Swaying gently in rhythm with the haunting melody of ונתנה תוקף ‘Let us voice the power …

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