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Jewish Agency for Israel
Jewish Agency to expand school-twinning program with new government funds
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
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
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.