• Respite activities with the Youth Futures program in Sderot.

    Operation Protective Edge: PTSD Recovery Continues

    As part of our professional work in Israel and around the world for traumatic and tragic events, it is clear to us that emotional respite work allows people to exit a situation of constant stress, and
    By Jewish Agency on 07 Aug 2014 / 11 Av 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
  • On the Gaza border.

    Kibbutz Under Fire

    On the eve of the 9th of Av, 24 hours after IDF forces began withdrawing from the Gaza Strip, one can still hear the echoes of shooting in the backyard of Kibbutz Alumim, here on the Gaza border. The
    By נתן רועי on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 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
  • יעל דרוקמן

    The Sirens Made Me Israeli

    Yael Druckman of Johanesburg, SA, made Aliyah shortly before the beginning of Operation Protective Edge. The sirens were her first introduction to Israeliness – “the sirens made me Israeli”.
    By נתן רועי on 04 Aug 2014 / 8 Av 5774
  • צבע אדום

    Just A Minute

    A poem about the war, written by Yosef Wolkovitz, a new Oleh from Mexico, an artist living in the Yeelim Absorption Center in Beersheva.
    By Jewish Agency on 01 Aug 2014 / 5 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
  • איש הברזל מניו יורק, יהונתן גולדסמיט

    The Iron Man from New York Runs with the Hebrew Language

    Meeting Jonathan Goldsmith from New York is a real privilege. Meet a man who seems to have no physical limitations ─ and it’s hard to believe anyone could possibly have such a large heart.
    By נתן רועי on 31 Jul 2014 / 4 Av 5774
  • תשובת החיילים

    “Wings of the Dove” Leader, Abba Tagenia, Runs a Volunteer Project for the Soldiers

    Boys and girls from the “Wings of the Dove” Aliyah at the Mevaseret Zion absorption center near Jerusalem sent their blessings and packages to the IDF soldiers at the front.
    By נתן רועי on 31 Jul 2014 / 4 Av 5774