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Tu B’shvat program highlights importance of Jewish Diaspora While most Diaspora communities look to Israel for direction, one local program is looking to strengthen Diaspora Jewry Dena Wimpfheimer, Jan 28, 2021  While most Diaspora communities look to Israel to celebrate the holiday of Tu B’shvat and the new flowering season, one program in Israel is …

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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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Batya and Yehuda Strul Tucuman, Argentina Rabbi Yehuda is the Assistant Rabbi and Batya is the school Principal in in Tucuman, Argentina. They have been on shlichut for a year and a half.  Children: Adi – 3 Efrat – 1 And be’H another on the way… Tell us about the community you’re in: This is …

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Renana and Pini with their four children

Renana and Pini Ben Mordechai HaLevi Monterrey, Mexico Rabbi Pini and Renana Ben Mordechai HaLevi have been serving as the Rabbi and Rabbanit of the community of Monterrey, Mexico for two years.  Children:Tikva Adina – 11.5Shlomo -10Miriam Bracha – 8Chaim – 5 Tell us about the community you’re in:The community is relatively small, with about …

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