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jfo advances the shlichim Program for omaha

The Jewish Federation of Omaha participates with the Jewish Agency for Israel Community Shlichim program to welcome enthusiastic young emissaries from Israel to our community. These meaningful connections help bolster Jewish inclusiveness and unity throughout the global Jewish community.

Guided locally by the community leadership, the Community Shlichim plant the seeds of a secure Jewish future by implementing programs that are designed to increase Jewish awareness, knowledge, and pride; and to promote an understanding of Israel and its ideals.
Note about terminology
  • Shaliach is a male, and generic for male or female
  • Schlicha is a female
  • Schlichim is plural for both males and females


Yonatan "Yoni" Doron serving as Omaha's shaliach

On August 15th, Yonatan “Yoni” Doron arrived in Omaha and began his assignment as the Omaha community’s shaliach. Yoni has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Haifa in a dual academic program from the Department of Counseling and Human Development in the Faculty of Education. Prior to coming to Omaha he served as a personal tutor and mentor in the "Reali" Elementary School where he volunteered with a child who is from a background of distress. In addition, he was the International Volunteer Coordinator for the IVF of North Israel. In this capacity he was in charge of the personal well-being and educational structure for 20 volunteers from Germany and France. These young volunteers did well in their civil service in Israel. He has also served as a psychology teacher in the “University for the People” program and an educational counselor for the “Aliyah” Elementary School.

Yoni has a wide range of personal interests from watching movies, mountaineering (he has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with his father), music, and orienteering (navigational races through unfamiliar terrain). When he becomes exhausted from that, he enjoys his love for craft beers and local breweries. With his broad range of experience and personal interests coupled with excitement and enthusiasm for his Shlichut, Yoni is bringing much to the Omaha community. 

The Shlichim Program is coordinated through the Western Galilee Partnership2Gether consortium. Over the past 20 years, Partnership2Gether (P2G) has become the Jewish Agency for Israel’s and the Jewish Federations of North America’s most successful and effective model for creating meaningful relationships between global Jewish communities and communities in Israel. It is the central platform for the promotion and development of deep connections among Jewish communities across the globe.