• Conversation with Chaim Chesler: Advocate for Soviet Jewry and Founder of Limmud FSU

    In 2006, together with Sandra Cahn (US) and Mikhail Chlenov (Russia), Chaim founded Limmud FSU and chairs its Executive Committee. As executive director of the Israel Public Council for Soviet Jewry,
    By Jewish Agency on 04 Sep 2014 / 9 Elul 5774
  • Along with three other former Shlichim who also now work for The Agency’s Shlichim Unit, Noa was helping provide a “day of respite” for these children.

    Shlichut Starts at Home: “Without question, this is not an easy time to be a Shaliach, away from home.”

    “How do you make a house?” ”How do you visualize the sound of a siren?’’ “How do you make a sculpture of peace?”
    By Jewish Agency on 07 Aug 2014 / 11 Av 5774
  • “Our goal is to raise awareness of the needs of businesses in southern Israel, and introduce those businesses to English-speakers in Israel and around the world.

    Israeli Businesses Under Fire

    Monica Cohen was once a Jewish Agency Shlichah (emissary) to North America. Today, in light of the situation in southern Israel, she is a volunteer activist, leading efforts to mobilize support for
    By נתן רועי on 06 Aug 2014 / 10 Av 5774
  • Jewish children in Lublin, Poland.

    The Déjà Vu of Tisha B’Av

    Today, Jews are again running away from Ukraine and France and other places, where being openly Jewish is no longer safe. Again. Today, we are fighting terrorist forces in Gaza who are totally
    By Misha Galperin on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
  • Robert and Evan Gilbert of Miami, FL

    Like Father like Son: Standing in Solidarity

    "Many of us feel that solidarity back home in our community. And our hope and prayer is that by being Israel now, and going back and sharing our experiences with others from our community, more
    By Chen Mor on 31 Jul 2014 / 4 Av 5774
  • Fighting for our existence also makes us remember that nothing is taken for granted.

    Living in a Gloomy Fantasy: A Wartime Diary

    "Oh how I wish we were a normal country! I would love to just be thinking now of what crib to buy and what to serve at the Brit Milah (circumcision) ceremony, but it's not like that, and we
    By Jewish Agency on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • Chairman Natan Sharansky, Jerusalem 2014.

    Adiós, Mexico; Shalom, Israel: Hundreds of Jewish Leaders Cancel Gathering Set to Take Place in Mexico, Will Instead Meet in Southern Israel as Expression of Solidarity

    The Jewish Agency for Israel's Board of Governors, comprised of hundreds of Jewish communal and organizational leaders from around the world, will hold its October meetings in southern Israel
    By Jewish Agency on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • מנהל מרכז הקליטה נורית בבאר שבע אשר ועקנין (במרכז ) עם בנו גיא ועקנין שהוא נגד בקו האש ויו"ר ארגון העובדים של הסוכנות וההסתדרות הציונית העולמית חנן מור

    Asher Vaknin: Fighting for Home

    Asher Vaknin, Director of the Nurit Absorption Center in Beersheva, is the father of two soldiers who currently serving in Gaza.
    By נתן רועי on 30 Jul 2014 / 3 Av 5774
  • ילדה קטנטנה גדולה

    Facing Fear in Southern Israel

    Ravit Elia-Leib, Director of Social Services-Southern Region for the Unit for Aliyah, Absorption, and Special Operations, writes from the South: How her daughter met fear,
    By on 29 Jul 2014 / 2 Av 5774
  • בהלויה של מקס שטיינברג בירושלים

    Our Days Have Become Intense, Anxious — Tumultuous

    Powerful thoughts from the desk of Natan Sharansky, as violence in Israel escalates.
    By Natan Sharansky on 23 Jul 2014 / 25 Tamuz 5774