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JCCNV-JAFI Shiri Rahamim Shlichut Program

Israel is a fascinating contrast between the ancient and the modern and is the spiritual and physical center of the Jewish people. As we celebrate its rich history, traditions and deep dimension, we are thrilled to work with our Community Shlicha, who will help us explore and discover what makes Israel so special! Our Shlicha will reach deeper within our community to educate and increase awareness, knowledge and pride about Israel’s history, culture and current events, and to promote a better understanding of Israel and its ideals. The program also serves as a catalyst for igniting Jewish journeys, encouraging people to learn more about Judaism and Israel, and finding their own way to connect to the Jewish homeland.
Click here to learn more about the JCCNV-JAFI Shiri Rahamim Shlichut Program.

If you are interested in a wonderful opportunity to become a part of the program, by being a host family for our shaliach, please click here for information and an application. All inquiries should be directed to Laurie Albert, Director of Community Engagement at 703.537.3064.


Please join us in welcoming our schlicha, Na'ama Gold! Learn more about her.


Special Events and Resources


Think & Drink: U.S. Elections Impact On Israel

There are only a few short weeks left before the numbers are in! Join us for a lively conversation with Guy Ziv, an assistant professor at American University’s School of International Service (SIS), as he shares his views on the effect our elections have on Israel.

For more information and to sign up, click here.


Schmooze & Brews with Israeli News

Meet with Na’ama each week for a delicious cup of coffee or tea, cookies, and an open conversation about the latest news in Israel. Everyone is welcome — no need to sign up — just come!

Every Monday, 10-11am, starting in November.


Get to Know a New Israeli Non-Profit Organization Each Month!

Each month, we will feature a cool and not-so-familiar Israeli nongovernmental organization so you can get to know some of the amazing things Israelis do that you might not have heard about! This month, get to know: First Hug.


Blue Box: A Monthly Gift from Israel 

Looking for a special way to feel connected to Israel and show your support? The “Blue Box” project is just for you. A monthly package of Israeli goods from small and unique businesses from Israel will be delivered to your door step! Learn more here.

If you have any questions about how you can become more engaged in the JCCNV-Jewish Agency for Israel’s Shlichim program, please contact












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Community Engagement Director
Laurie Albert

Community Engagement Coordinators
Eliza Berkon

Samantha Brown

Jennifer DeAngelis

JCCNV-JAFI Shiri Rahamim
Program Community Schlicha
Na'ama Gold 

Project Welcome Home
Sara Astrow


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