Israel & the World Archives - My Jewish Detroit

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.

Eviatar Baksis
October 5, 2020

An Organization that Empowers Families

During the difficult crisis of COVID-19, about a million Israelis became unemployed and were thrust into a time of uncertainty.

September 2, 2020

Thank You Detroit

Looking back on everything I've done, and all of the remarkable people who have touched my heart, I feel so proud and fulfilled. It might not have been a full year but it will definitely stay with me for years to come.

Kirschner
March 3, 2020

Leaders on Their Way

A mission for Gen Xers? Geared for first-time visitors to Israel? Why not! Launched in January 2020 - with the generous support of longtime community leaders, Andi and Larry Wolfe - Federation’s inaugural Gen X Mission brought 33 first timers to tour, discover and experience all that Israel has to offer through the lens of Jewish Detroit’s vibrant connections there.

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