The opposition leader may be Netanyahu's opponent, but he's too establishment to effect the change the agency needs to become relevant again By Anshel Pfeffer Haaretz.com In recent months, Isaac Herzog has been giving visitors to his Knesset office a copy of a new English translation of the biography of his grandfather, Chief Rabbi Yitzhak HaLevi Herzog. The grandson, who commissioned the new edition and wrote a foreword for it, seems … [Read more...] about The Jewish Agency’s Crisis Is Too Deep for Isaac Herzog to Solve
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Changes are afoot at Makom - the Jewish Agency's Israel Education Lab. Abi Dauber Sterne, Hillel International's vice president for Jewish education, has been named the new director. Jonny Ariel, Makom's founding executive director, will continue his work with Makom part-time as a thought leader and educator. Robbie Gringras, Makom’s long-time creative director, will transition to working as lead educator on a number of Makom projects in a … [Read more...] about Comings & Goings: ‘Israel Education Lab’ Names New Leader
Amplifying the Impact of Jewish Grandparents to Connect Jews Around the Globe By Jay Weinstein Today’s grandparents are heavily involved in their grandchildren’s lives and have incredible potential in passing down Jewish values to the next generation. That’s the concept that guides one of The Jewish Agency for Israel’s newest programs - G2: Global Intergenerational Initiative. The program uses grandparent-grandchild relationships as a vehicle … [Read more...] about Are Grandparents the Key to the Jewish Future?
By Nathan Roi translated to English by Daniel Temkin Over five years have passed since Luca Elek first joined MiNYanim, an educational program in which participants collaboratively explore their Jewish identities, community, and leadership. Since then, she has taken the opportunity to learn and teach, participate and lead within MiNYanim. Today, she is its Educational Coordinator. “I came to MiNYanim without much knowledge of Judaism,” she … [Read more...] about “I wanted to do something for the Jewish people”
340 coming shortly on intern programs told not to come Israeli newspaper Makor Rishon is reporting that the Prime Minister's Office has stopped transferring funds to Masa due to "conflict of interests" with the Jewish Agency. The request was initated by the Office's legal advisor. The Jewish Agency, which funds Masa along with the Israeli government, also serves as a trip provider through its wholly owned Israel Experience … [Read more...] about Funding Dispute threatens Masa Programs