THE YOUNG EMISSARY PROGRAM

 

COVID UPDATE:

2020-2021

Our Young Emissaries are back…. Virtually!

 

During this past year, we have been receiving greetings from our SNEC Young Emissaries.  Through their articles, videos and zoom sessions with our community, we hope they will remind you of the past 18 successful years of our Young Emissary Program.  We hope their contributions will help our community continue to strengthen our partnership and our personal connections.

 

2021-2022 Watch for news about our Post Army Schaliach!

 

Our history:

 

For the past 18 years, the Southern New England Consortium (SNEC) has been a home for Israeli Young Emissaries.  The emissaries are from our Partnership communities in Israel: Afula and Gilboa Region.  Instead of entering the Israel Defense Forces immediately after high school, the emissaries have deferred their army service for a year, and have gone through an intense application and year-long training process in order to perform a year of service in the United States.  The emissaries are trained as experiential, hands-on novice educators, working toward creating meaningful connections and living bridges between the partnership communities in the US and Israel. The emissaries live with American host families and work in our local Jewish agencies as well as the public schools.  Incorporating these young Israelis into our schools and communal agency programs is an incredible opportunity for our students, families and our community at large. These students are role models and the best Israel has to offer. 

 

For more information or to volunteer as a host family please contact:

 

Liz Baker, Young Emissary Coordinator, at  lizkbaker58@gmail.com

Past Mimouna Celebrations

A video montage of our Past Young Emissary Mimouna Celebrations.

Tamar Makes Shakshuka!

Making Shakshuka with Tamar Melech (2017-18) and buying ingredients in the Carmel Market.