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On the Ground in Israel and NJ

A personal view of our efforts in Israel from Amir Shacham, Associate Executive Vice President, Israel and Overseas

July 16, 2001

What did YOU do on July 16, 2001? You probably don’t remember. Most likely, you had yet another ordinary summer day.

Yet, for some people, this day means a lot. It could have been a life changer, perhaps even a lifesaver for them.

Since we just celebrated the 18th anniversary of this dat…

In Memory of Rita Waldor z”l

I was visiting Kehilat Ra’anan a couple of days before Rita passed. I was there with our new Global Connections team members in order to tell the story of the place, which correlates with the legacy of our community – a legacy in which Rita plays an important part. I shared with them the…

The Fifth Tribe Has Not Yet Really Spoken

The results of the Israeli general elections are clear cut. “The tribe has spoken.” The Israeli democracy, despite all its faults, is producing for us a distinct reflection of the Israeli society and its choices.

President Rivlin will most likely ask Netanyahu, once again, to form the g…

The Strategic Power of the Partnership

The concept of partnership relations between Greater MetroWest NJ and communities overseas is difficult to explain and hard to measure. What often confuses people is the fact that in partnership relations we are not talking only about specific, framed, isolated projects and their evaluation.…

A Real Big Hug

As I write this, almost 300 rockets were launched from Gaza to Israel within 15 hours.