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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
  • Shlichah is a female
  • Shlichim is plural for both males and females


Ron Lugasy serving as Omaha's shlichah

Ron Lugasy served the Omaha community in person August 2018 - September 2020. Due to the pandemic she will continue to join us virtually from Israel into 2021. She comes to us from the Golan Heights in Israel. Her role in the community is to create connections between Omaha and Israel, by leading Israel-related programming for all sorts of ages across the entire 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.

Learn about Israel from home! Be sure and check out Israeli activities to do with your kids at home, from Ron Lugasy here. She also added a little section for a parents "getaway".