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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.

From January through August of 2017 shlichim from the various Western Galilee Partnership2Gether locations will come to Omaha to conduct specialized, focused programs and activities for the kids, adults, and seniors. Omaha will once again have its own shaliach beginning in August. Planning and programming for the arrival of that person is currently underway.

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