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Israel Engagement

Federation brings Israel to our own Greater MetroWest community by providing a variety of opportunities to build bridges. We offer educational opportunities for all ages to travel to and experience Israel; make available the largest delegation of shlichim (young Israeli emissaries) to our schools, synagogues, colleges, and community centers; hold community-wide celebrations of Israel; and much more.

“GMW Israel Engagement focuses on the critical task of connecting the next generation of our Jewish community to their Israeli roots – giving them a true sense of all that Israel is and stands for. By bringing Israelis here and by sending members of our community there, we are also facilitating important, life-long relationships.”

In the 20th year of our Greater MetroWest Rishonim Program, as we continue to live and work in a virtual world, Rishonim Chai is born! We are excited to welcome back five rishonim alumni (from the past 19 years) to virtually education children, teens, and adults throughout the community. Despite the distance, they are bringing their special spirit and enthusiasm to enlighten the community about Israeli people and culture, and foster connections with Israel.

Meet this Year’s Rishonim