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Featured Stories 2011 - 2012

The Featured Stories archive takes you behind the scenes to meet the people benefiting from Jewish Agency programs. Find out about an Ethiopian immigrant whose participation in Jewish Agency’s Sparks of Science program has opened up a whole new world for her, a world that will give her the scholastic ability and the self-esteem necessary to advance in today's science and technology fields. Read about high school students who join the Jewish Agency Naale program and become productive Israeli citizens, giving back to the country that has already given them so much.

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Net@: Empowering Youth
December 24, 2012 / 11 Tevet 5773 Eden Lerer, a participant of Net@ Kiryat Shmona won first place in Israel in Google’s international “Screensavers” competition.
Taking Kids Out of Rocket Range - The Jewish Agency’s Respite Activities
One Family, Joined by Giving
Members of the mission and Ulpan Etzion students give care packages and letters to the lone soldiers.
Outpouring of Support from our Partnership2Gether Communities
November 20, 2012 / 6 Kislev 5773 10 pm Israel Time Dear Partnership Family, A lousy week.
Taking Kids Out of Rocket Range: One Day at a Time
November 20, 2012 / 6 Kislev 5773 12 pm Israel Time Arriving at the Community Center in Nahalat Ada, the music is pumping and hundreds of kids are dancing off the tension of having been stuck inside
Masa Israel Volunteers from around the World Get Involved with Israel’s Public Diplomacy
Volunteers from USA, Canada, France, Brazil, and Russia, in Israel through the Masa Israel Journey program, staff the International Media Center in Jerusalem.
Jewish Agency Activitiy During Operation Pillar of Defense
Press releases and articles relating to Jewish Agency activity during Operation Pillar of Defense.
The Jewish Agency's Fund for the Victims of Terror: Real Time Assistance from the Global Jewish Family
Tami and Yaron Shadadi shows remnants of the grad rocket that hit their house to Director General, Alan Hoffmann, CFO Moshe Ashirie, and Director of Emergency Responses, Ofer Baram November 18, 2012
Ibim Absorption Center: How to Say Optimism in Amharic
415 new immigrants, including 250 children, arrived at the Ibim Absorption Center in the south of Israel over the last month November 18, 2012 / 4 Kislev 5773 Ibim Absorption Center is an oasis of
Letters of Support From Around the World During Operation Pillar of Defense
Created: November 18, 2012 / 4 Kislev 5773Updated: November 20, 11:00 am Dear Partnership Family, I attended the General Assembly last week amidst a continued flurry of concerned e-mails which were
Our Hearts are with the Citizens of Southern Israel
Dear Members of the Board of Governors, Immediately as the attacks escalated in the South, The Jewish Agency mobilized to ensure the safety of the immigrants in our absorption centers, remove program
The Inauguration Ceremony of the Monument to the Memory of the Leader of the Sobibor Revolt, the late Alexander Pechersky
November 1, 2012 / 16 Cheshvan 5773 On October 16, 2012, a ceremony was held to inaugurate a monument dedicated to the memory of the late Alexander Pechersky, commander of the revolt at the Sobibor
From Amharic to Hebrew: An Immigrant Poet Publishes His First Work with the Help of The Jewish Agency
Yosef Yitzchak, immigrant from Ethiopia, launches his first book of Poetry at The Jewish Agency's Kalisher Absorption Center in Be'er Sheva October 14, 2012 / 28 Tishrei 5773 A unique ceremony for
ConnecTLV Throws One Mega Party!
September 19, 2012 / 3 Tishrei 5773 About one thousand people celebrated Rosh Hashana at ConnecTLV’s MEGA Tropicana Party at the Clara Club on the Tel Aviv beachfront.
Hundreds of New Immigrants Land in Israel
Professor Adam Silverstein with Natan Sharansky July 25, 2012 / 6 Av 5772 Professor Adam Silverstein, Senior Lecturer of Jewish Studies and Abrahamic Religions at the prestigious Oxford University in
The Forum of the Directors of Entrepreneurship Nurturing Centres
Opening remarks by the Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency, Mr.
Reflections by a New Oleh
Jonathan Josephs converses with Israeli Opposition Leader MK Shelly Yachimovich at the 2012 Jewish Agency Assembly earlier this week in Jerusalem. Photo by Perry Bindelglass.
A Glimpse from Day One of The Jewish Agency Assembly and Board of Governors, June 2012
June 25, 2012 / 5 Tammuz 5772 The Assembly and Board of Governors got off to a warm and exciting start, with addresses by the President of Israel and by our own Chairman of the Executive, and
Live from Israel, The Challenges Which Unite Today’s Jewish World
June 25, 2012 / 5 Tammuz 5772 Hundreds of community heads and leaders of organizations, from abroad and from Israel, will take part in The Jewish Agency Assembly in Jerusalem.
Central Gathering of Jewish Leadership to Begin this Sunday in Jerusalem
June 24, 2012 / 4 Tammuz 5772 Hundreds of Jewish community leaders and heads of organizations from Israel and abroad will participate in the Jewish Agency Assembly and Board of Governors meetings
Makom’s Robbie Gringras on the Global Jewish Forum
June 22, 2012 / 2 Tammuz 5772 The Global Jewish Forum, held three times annually during The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors meeting, has become one of the most anticipated gatherings on the Jewish
Over 400 Young Jews Will Gather In Chisinau for the First-Ever Limmud FSU in Moldova
June 7, 2012 / 17 Sivan 5772 Chisinau -- Over 400 young Jews from Moldova and the southern region of Ukraine will come together in the city of Chisinau, June 7-10, for the first Limmud FSU (former
Young emissaries of the Jewish Agency for Israel dance their way up Fifth Ave.
Ten Thousand Masa Alumni Preparing for Their Next Steps in Israel, Abroad
Adrian Rubenstein, 23, of Leuven, Belgium and Brooklyn, New York, was having trouble finding a job in International Politics in the New York area.
The Israel Experience on Tour with the Naked Archeologist
May 18, 2012 / 26 Iyar 5772 High School Pupils from the Abrams Hebrew Academy in Yardley, PA in Bucks County near Philadelphia visited an ancient burial cave under a house on Midbar Sinai Street in
Because They are Kids Like Me
May 6, 2012 / 14 Iyar 5772 When speaking about his Torah portion, Korah, Evan Viroslav from San Antonio described the gratitude the People of Israel had for what God had granted them.
Tower of Babel, TLV: Language Exchange
May 6, 2012 / 14 Iyar 5772 Can learning a new language be social…and free? You betcha.
Ramat Hadassah Students Raise Money for Youth at Risk
May 6, 2012 / 14 Iyar 5772 Ramat Hadassah Youth Village students Seniors raised money for the "Elem" association, which helps Israeli children at risk.
The Global Jewish Family Reuniting in Safed, Israel
April 25. 2012 / 3 Iyar 5772 On 23 April, a mission from Temple Israel in Bloomfield, Michigan visited three Jewish Agency Absorption Centers in Safed.
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