YI– Israel Region continues in the tradition of the 100 year-old North American Young Israel Movement to foster Judaic ethical and spiritual values, Jewish tradition, Zionism and community.
YI focuses on establishing deeper connections to Jewish values and the Land of Israel. This is achieved via enriching programming to empower our participants to strengthen their Jewish identity, personal achievement goals, family unit and contribution to Israeli society and the Jewish Nation. Alongside our work with veteran Israelis and new immigrants in Israel, we have concurrent programming with a focus on strengthening the bonds between Jews in the Diaspora and their Israeli brethren.
Our efforts reach populations in Israel across the socio-economic and ethnic spectrum, with a focus on weaker population groups and communities on the social periphery. These efforts are carried out in the spirit of love and respect for one’s fellow Jew; love of one’s Land and country; and respect for Jewish tradition and acknowledgement of Jewish history.
IMPORTANT UPDATE 2021:
RENEWED PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL COUNCIL OF ISRAEL
It is my pleasure to extend greetings and best wishes for the coming year, 5782, on behalf of National Council of Young Israel.
We are particularly excited about the renewed relationship between the Council and our Israel arm, Yisrael HaTzair. We are looking forward to sharing its programs and activities with our more than 20,000 families here in the States as well as creating joint programming such as missions, educational series, and youth-oriented programs.
As we enter a new year, it is my hope and desire to create a true partnership and total working relationship for the mutual benefit of our American and Israeli constituencies.
I invite questions, suggestions, and ideas about any aspect of our work to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My best wishes for a שנה טובה וכתיבה וחתימה טובה לכל ישראל
Rabbi David Warshaw
President of the National Council of Young Israel in North America
50 Eisenhower Drive Suite 102, Paramus, NJ 07652
This is a very serious issue that needs to be addressed and we are fortunate to have two excellent experienced leaders of this program, Rabbi Shalom Hammer and Rachel Weinstein.