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Israel Connections

Our Israel Program Center has a calendar full of insightful, fun and engaging virtual programs to keep you connected to the Jewish homeland – all from the comfort and safety of home.

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IsraelDays 2021

It’s tough to visit Israel right now, so the annual IsraelDays series is bringing you a variety of online and in-person opportunities to connect with the Jewish homeland.

Join together as we commemorate those who have given so much and celebrate the vibrant culture, land and people who are ensuring a bright future for the State of Israel.

Take part in discussions, ceremonies and celebrations for Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel’s Memorial Day and Israel’s Independence Day.

Click here to see the full schedule of events and to register.


The Yaara Show

Join Yaara Levy, our shlicha (Israeli emissary), as she broadcasts from Israel each month for a timely conversation about what’s happening in Israel today. Click here to watch past episodes. 

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Flavors of Israel

Who are the people living in Israel and where did they come from? Join Yaara Levy, our shlicha (Israeli emissary), for a monthly live cooking demonstration program via Zoom, when we’ll get to know the diverse origins of the people living in Israel through their foods and culture. You’ll learn how to make mouth-watering meals from around the world including cuisine from Morocco, Libya, Ethiopia, Turkey and more.

Click below to register for each class. You’ll be sent the list of ingredients in advance of each show.

• December 30, 2020 – Yemen Jews and Food
• January 20, 2021 – Turkish Jews and Food
• February 17, 2021 – Ethiopian Jews and Food
• March 17, 2021 – Kurdish Jews and Food
• April 21, 2021 – Moroccan Jews and Food
• May 19, 2021 – Bulgarian Jews and Food
• June 16, 2021 – Persian Jews and Food
• July 14, 2021 – Libyan Jews and Food


Israel Connect with Shani & Nir

You don’t want to miss this lively monthly talk show led by two of our former shlichim, Shani & Nir! They will cover all layers of Israeli society, from our rich history and traditions to pop culture and more. You’ll even have the chance to put your Israeli knowledge to the test with fun games and interactive contests! Click on the links below to register.

December 20, 2020 – Only in Israel! Commercials tell the Israeli story.
By watching different Israeli commercials, we will glean characteristics of Israeli society’s verity. The commercials will provide us with an excellent platform for discussing current issues and understanding this society better.

January 24, 2021 – Israeli records.
Let’s take a fun journey through the craziest Israeli records! This interactive activity reveals a hidden side of Israelis.

*February 28, 2021 – Virtual tour of kibbutz Kadarim.
Let us take you through the walkways of the kibbutz. We will visit the dining room, community center, kindergarten, factory, inside houses and fantastic nature around us. The locations are an excellent set to tell about a kibbutz’ unique ideology, which changed the Zionist story’s face. It is where this ideology is today in Israel.

April 25, 2021 – Diverse perspectives in Israel.
Meet Israelis from different backgrounds, and listen to their opinions and thoughts regarding various topics. Ask all the questions you ever wanted to ask but never had the chance.

May 23, 2021 – How well do you know Israel?
Test your knowledge with a fun quiz game about the Jewish homeland.

June 13, 2021 – Final session.
Bring up all the topics we discussed throughout our monthly program. Ask questions, share opinions and wrap up our Israeli online experience.


We hope that you’ll join us for these engaging events designed for all ages. For more information about the Israel Program Center and ways to get involved, please contact Peter Eckstein at 561.209.2611 or peter.eckstein@jewishpalmbeach.org.

The goal of Federation’s Israel Program Center is to create opportunities for the entire Palm Beach Jewish community to develop authentic and meaningful engagement and connections to Israel.

*This program is presented in partnership with Israel Program Center; Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County; and TZAHAR, Federation’s partnership region in Israel made up of the cities of Tzfat, Hatzor HaGlilit and Rosh Pina.