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Jewish Agency for Israel
Christian group funding incoming flights of Ethiopian immigrants to Israel
February 4, 2019
The Israeli government unanimously approved a process in 2015 to allow those deemed eligible to reunite with their families in Israel under humanitarian conditions.
The Super Bowl and the ‘shlichim:’ How the big game fosters Israeli-American closeness
February 1, 2019
Israeli emissaries are well-accustomed to bringing a taste of Israel to Diaspora communities. But on one particular Sunday in the winter, the tables are turned as they encounter a highly popular American tradition.
Jewish Agency chairman warns of anti-Semitic ‘plague’ spreading in Europe
January 24, 2019
At annual gathering at the European Parliament, Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog says world “can no longer ignore the fact that Jews are once again unsafe in the streets of Europe” • Herzog asks E.U. to unite against “raging crisis.”
In 2018, more than 3,500 North Americans made Israel their new home
January 1, 2019
During the past year, Nefesh B’Nefesh facilitated 16 special “aliyah” flights from North America, bringing 381 families with 674 children, and an additional 1,579 singles, many of whom volunteered for the Israel Defense Forces as lone soldiers.
Jewish Agency for Israel announces first female CEO
December 21, 2018
Amira Aharonovich, 47, was named as CEO and director general.
Nefesh B’Nefesh to hold winter ‘aliyah’ fairs in US
November 25, 2018
The organization will hold informational fairs in major American cities, including Boca Raton, Miami, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Chicago, to empower potential immigrants to get ahead in their planning process.
Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre
Herzog flies to Pittsburgh to mourn, Jewish Agency sends trauma counselors
November 1, 2018
In partnership with the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in coordination with Federation, the Jewish Agency engaged with the Israel Trauma Coalition to dispatch a mission of five post-trauma and grief specialists from Israel right following the Oct. 27 shooting.
“We need to talk ... ”
Masa Israel promotes ‘massive social musical initiative’ at GA in Tel Aviv
October 25, 2018
“Music is and has always been one of society’s greatest connectors,” said Liran Avisar Ben-Horin, CEO of Masa Israel Journey.
September 6, 2018
An Israeli investment in Diaspora relations
Israel’s Ministry of Education and Ministry of Diaspora Affairs will allocate more than $2 million to the Jewish Agency for its school twinning network, primarily to fund its expansion to 500 additional Israel-Diaspora educational partnerships.
Herzog makes first visit to US as head of Jewish Agency
August 10, 2018
The former Zionist Union leader visited Jewish Federations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia, promoting the Jewish Agency’s mission to “inspire Jews throughout the world to connect with their people, heritage, and land, and empower them to build a thriving Jewish future and a strong Israel.”
Jewish Agency to expand school-twinning program with new government funds
July 9, 2018
The partnership and investment by the Israeli Ministry of Education and Ministry of Diaspora Affairs represent “an important recognition that the program is impactful on students and teachers in both Israel and the Diaspora,” said Andrea Arbel, director of the Partnership Unit at the Jewish Agency.
Jonathan S. Tobin
July 3, 2018
Heed the lessons of Natan Sharansky
The hero of the struggle for Soviet Jewry’s efforts to foster unity were snubbed by Israel’s government while he was head of the Jewish Agency, but Israelis and American Jews should still be listening to him.
Isaac Herzog elected as next head of the Jewish Agency
June 24, 2018
His election comes at a time of a deepening strain between Israel and Diaspora Jewry due to a number of issues, including egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall, as well as the Israeli Rabbinate’s control over Jewish conversion and marriage.
Isaac Herzog nominated to head Jewish Agency
June 21, 2018
He will replace Natan Sharansky, a former Soviet dissident who has served as the head of the Jewish Agency since 2009.
June 6, 2018
Israel’s campus advocates live and breathe the work of Natan Sharansky
His “3D test of anti-Semitism” is the perfect tool, visually and practically, to help the general public understand that anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism.