Shlichim: Our Israeli Emissaries
The Jewish Federation of Northwest Indiana participated for many years in the Community Shlichim program offered by our partner The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI).
The Shlichim are selected for the program in Israel because they are idealist and dedicated to bringing the culture and experience of Israel to the U.S. They give up to two years of service.
While they are with us, they become part of the local Jewish family as they work with every age group. From K'Ton Ton to Adult Friendship Club along with area religious schools, Shlichim enrich Jewish cultural, educational, and social activities.
Our Shlichim work with our professional and volunteer leaders to 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.