Israel & the World Archives - My Jewish Detroit

Michigan BBYO
June 5, 2021

Michigan BBYO Connects with Ethiopian-Israeli Teens From Federation’s Partnership2Gether Region

The Ethiopian National Project is helps bridge educational and cultural gaps for Ethiopian-Israeli youth.

April 5, 2021

Scroll All About It. Connecting Israel and Detroit.

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April 1, 2021

The Path to Israel’s Independence

While many Detroiters were crucial in the development of Israel, the life-altering journey of two men, Louis Berry and Joseph Holtzman, remain a legend to this day.

Get There
December 5, 2020

Want to go to Israel? Then Get There!

For Alex Wineman, deciding to go back to Israel was never a question of yes or no. It was a question of when.

The Leket Family
November 8, 2020

The Right Stuff

Born in Jerusalem, son of former Israeli emissaries who served in the U.S; raised in the Israeli Youth Movement; nine years a pilot and flight instructor in the Israeli Air Force; eight years a high school teacher and mentor for youth-at-risk in Tel Aviv; an educator with a Master’s of Philosophy; what better creds for Jewish Detroit’s new Shaliach, our emissary from Israel, Yiftah Leket? Imagine the courage, the spirit and the optimism it takes to mask-up and fly in the face of a world pandemic to carry out his mission to Israel and our Jewish community. With steadfast confidence in his bold move to Detroit - having just arrived in September with his wife, Paz, and their daughter, Ella - Yiftah offers his first take on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

Yara Hayman
November 8, 2020

Back Where I Belong

“You just need to get up and go,” my beloved grandfather, Dr. Jerry Rosenberg, told me as I vacillated about when would be the right time to begin my life in Israel.

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