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.
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 2013Experience Israel