• Panel from Israeli political parties at ConnecTLV election event

    Panel from Israeli political parties at ConnecTLV election event

    Steven Winston, The Jewish Agency ©
  • ConnecTLV volunteers at election event

    ConnecTLV volunteers at election event

    Steven Winston, The Jewish Agency ©
  • 350 olim from all over the world attending ConnecTLVs election event

    350 olim from all over the world attending ConnecTLVs election event

    Steven Winston, The Jewish Agency ©
Experience Israel

ConnecTLV gets out the vote

In the week before Israel's national elections, ConnecTLV volunteers briefed more than 350 immigrant first-time voters on the ins and outs of elections 2013

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - The primer on the 32 political parties that ran for the Knesset, as well as a how-to session on casting ballots was held at Tel Aviv's Beit Daniel Center for Progressive Judaism.

On hand representing their parties were, in no particular order, Rabbi Ariel Konstantyn, Am Shalem; Yifat Solel, Meretz; Elazar Stern, Hatnua; MK Dudu Rotem, Likud-Beitenu; Stav Shaffir, Labor; Ofer Shelach, Yesh Atid; Ayelet Shaked, Ha'bayit Ha'yehudi. The panel answered questions about their party's stances from the audience as well as from new immigrants who posted their queries via the ConnecTLV Facebook page.
 
Connect Israel is an initiative of The Jewish Agency for Israel that utilizes social networking to connect young Jews living in or visiting Israel to life in Israel’s urban centers. In 2011, ConnecTLV served 2,000 participants through its broad range of events and programs, which are carried out in full and growing cooperation with Israeli municipalities. 

 

30 Jan 2013 / 19 Shevat 5773 0
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Margot Saffer is an olah chadasha writing from Jerusalem for The Jewish Agency, Margot holds degrees in English, Media, and Psychology (cum laude), and a MPhil in Life-Writing. Her poetry, prose, journalism, and academic work have been published in three languages, on four continents. Her interests are social activism, giving voice to minority populations, and personal profiles.