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“I live behind a wall and you bring life to me.” These are words that Berta, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor, said to Dr. Helene Lotman when she visited Berta recently in Sofia, Bulgaria.
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Israeli Baking Class
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“I live behind a wall and you bring life to me.” These are words that Berta, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor, said to Dr. Helene Lotman when she visited Berta recently in Sofia, Bulgaria.

What is the Israel Emissary/Shlicha?

Shlichut is the Hebrew word meaning “sending out” or “commissioning people.” It refers to an outreach program that is initiated and participated by organizations, and in our case, it means our Israel Emissary program. The Israeli Emissary program are nationwide missions strongly based on the values of ideologies, education, and community.
Sponsored by the Jewish Agency for Israel, every two years a young adult from Israel is staffed at JFEDKC to operate an outreach program dedicated to promoting increased connections, a greater understanding of Israel, and our Jewish heritage.

Learn More About Schlichim.

We are happy to welcome our Israel Emissary, Shiran Cohen, to the JFEDKC team.

Meet Shiran


Watch Shiran's first American Hanukkah.

Why is having an Israel Emissary in Kansas City important?

The Kansas City Jewish community supports Israel as part of our community in connection with our sister cities, Ramla and the Gezer Region.

Bringing our community together to understand our relationship between Israel is part of our mission of enhancing and sustaining Jewish life at home and around the world.

What activities does the Israel Emissary host?

The Israel Emissary works with JFEDKC, synagogues, preschools, religious schools, youth groups, and other organizations, to create and promote Israel-related activities in Kansas City.

What is the purpose and goals of the Israel Emissary?

The Israel Emissary joins JFEDKC for one to two years. During that time the Israel Emissary is charged with building partnerships within the community and Israel, develop programs and events for all age groups, and supporting the education of Jewish culture and life.

Are you interested in becoming involved with the Israel Emissary?

For more information, contact our Israel Emissary, Shiran Cohen, 913.327.8124

 

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  • 11/12/2017
    Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly
  • 11/29/2017
    Israeli Baking Class: Session 1
  • 11/29/2017
    Israeli Baking Class: Session 2
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Last week, along with 27,000 other Jewish Americans, Israeli-Americans and Israelis from around the world, I had an outstanding experience at my second-ever Israeli-American Council (IAC) Conference in Washington, DC.
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