Offering A Sympathetic Ear To Israelis by Rebecca Voorwinde

An important article from our Co-Director Rebecca Voorwinde about the need to forge an emotional connection between American & Israeli Jews in this time of strife, written from her experience with our Israeli alumni this summer. "In recent years the organized Jewish community has sounded alarm bells about the growing divide between American and Israeli Jews. We have created myriad programs to facilitate a closer connection, particularly for young Jews. Yet in this time of crisis we seem to be missing one of the most basic solutions for bridging the chasm of experience. Now is the time to welcome Israelis to share their vulnerabilities. Now is the time to offer an empathetic ear on a personal basis." Read more here: http://www.thejewishweek.com/editorial-opinion/opinion/offering-sympathe...

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