By Judy Maltz Haaretz.com The winner of one of the top annual awards for service to the Jewish community, Sherly America-Gosal was not an obvious pick. Forget the fact that she isn’t Jewish. America-Gosal, president of the Keren Hayesod’s women’s division and a devout Evangelical Christian, hails from Indonesia, an overwhelmingly Muslim country with no diplomatic ties to Israel. Yet, she is the first Christian individual to receive the … [Read more...] about Evangelical Aid was Once Taboo in Israel. Now It’s On The Rise. Why?
Partnership program celebrates 20 years of ongoing, meaningful engagement By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman eJewish Philanthropy Every year, 80 teens from the northern Galilee region travel to the United Kingdom around the time of Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Remembrance Day) and Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence Day) for a series of "Magic Moments." These are high-achieving teens from generally affluent families in Israel. They enjoy a week of home … [Read more...] about People to People is Pride of P2G
By Or Kashti Haaretz.com The heads of The Jewish Agency have told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu they will no longer take part in a government initiative to strengthen ties between Israel and Diaspora Jews. In a letter sent to Netanyahu last week, Jewish Agency leaders criticized the conduct of the Diaspora Affairs Ministry, which is leading the initiative. On Friday Haaretz reported on a new program, under Diaspora Affairs Minister … [Read more...] about Jewish Agency Pulls Out of Netanyahu’s Diaspora Initiative
The Jewish Agency, in violation of their own governance policies, is funding anti-Zionist and anti-government MASA programs. Sitting at the top of The Jewish Agency's governance structure, even above the Board of Governors, is the Assembly. Comprised of up to 518 members apportioned similarly to the Board, the Assembly (though meeting only annually) is the prime decider of overarching policy matters. Historically, their debates involved … [Read more...] about Who is Rabbi Shteinman and Why Should The Jewish Agency’s Donors Be Concerned?
1,100 high school seniors from twenty-five Jewish schools across France celebrated the third night of Hanukkah (Thursday, December 18) in Jerusalem. Participants enjoyed performances by Israeli singer-songwriter Yonatan Razel and IDF Chief Cantor Lt. Col. Shai Abramson, accompanied by the IDF Rabbinate Troupe. Bac Bleu Blanc ("High School Seniors in Blue and White") is a program run by The Jewish Agency for Israel, with the support of Keren … [Read more...] about 1,100 French Jewish High School Students Celebrate Hanukkah in Jerusalem