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Israel Site Visits 2019

This week’s message has been written by our Director of Israel and Overseas Operations, Kim Salzman In the first week of April, I flew to Israel with our committed volunteers from the Israel and Overseas Funding Committee to conduct our annual “Israel site visits.” These site visits always leave me deeply inspired by the life-changing…

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First Ethiopian Aliyah Flight Since Government Decision Landed Feb 4, 2019

Ethiopians celebrating in Jerusalem-photo credit-MARC ISRAEL SELLEM-THE JERUSALEM POST

First Falash Mura Aliyah Exciting news from Israel. With the support of the Jewish Agency, 80 Ethiopian olim chadashim (new immigrants) landed in Israel on Monday, February 4, 2019. This is the first group of Ethiopians to immigrate to Israel following the government’s October 2018 decision to bring 1,000 members of the Falash Mura community…

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Jewish Federation at Work

Meet Benji. Benji Himmel received an Israel scholarship from the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh to attend the fall 8-week program of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel. While in Israel, he took the opportunity to visit his friend Shachar Yefet from Karmiel/Misgav, who was an Israeli camper at Emma Kaufmann Camp in the…

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At the Gaza Border

The Jewish Agency for Israel supports residents enduring months of rockets, mortars and firebombs. By Alan Hoffmann, CEO & Director General, The Jewish Agency for Israel For several months, residents of Israel’s south have suffered relentless rocket attacks, mortar fire and arson kites making what we would think of as normal life impossible. Times like…

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