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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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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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Citroen family

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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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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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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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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Elisheva and Binyamin GoldsteinModena, Italy Rabbi and Rabbanit of the Modena Synagogue for the past 11 years. In addition, Rabbi Goldstein teaches in the Rabbinical Training program in Rome.  ש 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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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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Emissaries During Coronavirus: Thanking the Gods of Zoom Prayers instead of money, meeting for beer or just listening: Ohr Torah Stone’s Rabbi Eliahu Birnbaum participated in a panel on shlichut at Makor Rishon’s “Am Olam” International Diaspora Conference, in which emissaries discussed how social distancing has changed their mission By Riki Rath | 9 June, …

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