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Fulfilling the Zionist Dream: The Jewish Agency connecting Israel and the Jewish people A lunch & learn with Dr. David Breakstone, Deputy Chairman of the Executive of JAFI

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 12:00 pm
Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York
184 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY

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Fulfilling the Zionist dream:  The Jewish Agency connecting Israel and the Jewish people
A lunch & learn with Dr. David Breakstone, Deputy Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel

Lunch: $5 per person 

Open to the community!

DR. DAVID BREAKSTONE is the Deputy Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel and a member of the Executives of the World Zionist Organization, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (JNF), and Keren Hayesod. He has previously served as Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization, Director of Hebrew University’s Pedagogic Center for Jewish Education, Associate Dean and Director of Education at The Schechter Institute for Jewish Studies, supervisor of the TALI Education Fund, and Director of Ramah Programs in Israel. He was the conceptual architect and founding director of the Herzl Museum and Educational Center.

Dr. Breakstone made Aliyah from the United States in 1974 and earned his doctorate
from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the field of Contemporary Jewry and
Israel Education. He has published numerous articles and books on the teaching
of Israel, Israel-Diaspora relations, and Zionist thought. He writes a regular column
for The Jerusalem Post and blogs frequently for the Times of Israel, addressing
contemporary issues in Israeli society, particularly as they relate to the life of the
Jewish community worldwide.

As a volunteer, Dr. Breakstone has been active in the Masorti (Conservative)
Movement for nearly 40 years, having served as both chairman and treasurer of the
movement in Israel, Chairman of the Educational Center at Kibbutz Hannaton, and
Chairman of the Executive of the Schechter Institute, where he continues to serve as
a member of the Board. He is married to an olah from Chile and together they have
five children and twelve grandchildren.

ABOUT THE JEWISH AGENCY FOR ISRAEL:
For nearly 90 years, The Jewish Agency has been the champion of our Jewish story. Once we achieved our original goal of establishing a secure homeland in Israel, we turned to helping Jews in peril come home. As the needs of the Jewish People continued to change, so did our response. Our mission today is to ensure that every Jewish person, no matter where they are in the world, feels an unbreakable bond to one another and to Israel.

 

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