When you look for Jewish values, Zionism and most importantly – music that uplifts
the soul – look to Daniel Yehuda. Daniel has performed for children, teenagers,
young professionals and adults on many topics with music, Shabbat and inspirational
talks and stories. He has inspired Jewish communities in Sidney, Wellington,
Auckland, Budapest, Vienna, Krakow, Toronto, and Montreal, across the US and all
Daniel, who holds a Masters’ Degree in Educational Management, also works as a
Youth Guide for life after high school, offering leadership classes that have prepared
thousands of teenagers and young adults for a life of responsibility, decision-making,
service in the IDF, and more.
Over the coming week, OTS Amiel BaKehila’s second delegation will visit New Orleans, Cherry Hill and Charleston, focusing on the topic of “Israel Responding to Crisis around the World.”
The delegation includes Community Educator Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider and Paramedic and International Rescue Coordinator Dov Meisel of International Hatzalah. Over their busy visit they will speak to a variety of groups and organizations, connecting with a diverse range of people from each of the three communities.
New Orleans, LA
The visit kicks off in New Orleans, when Dov Maisel speaks at a JNOLA Happy Hour co-sponsored by the New Orleans Jewish Federation’s Jewish Community Relations Council and Jewish Endowment Foundation. Dov will present what to expect and how to prepare for an imminent threat, as well as discuss Israel’s role in emergencies.
Cherry Hill, NJ
In Cherry Hill, the delegation will meet with a group of students from the Politz Hebrew Academy and later meet with a group of elementary school children at the Katz JCC Just4Kids after school program.
On Sunday, the delegation travels to Charleston, South Carolina for the last leg of our journey. There they will meet with a group on the Sea Islands as well as with students at the Citadel Military College. Dov Maisel will present at a Community Based Emergency Response with the CHS County Rescue Squad, co-sponsored with CJF’s Israel and Overseas Committee and Jewish Community Security Task Force, and Rabbi Goldscheider will give a talk on “Coping With Loss: Finding Comfort from Tradition” sponsored by Synagogue Emanu-El Sisterhood.
It’s been a very “short” six months. From the first day of February when we opened our office, it has been a frenzy of activity – developing our program model, reaching out to communities, creating partnerships with local community leaders – the list is long, and continues to grow.
Yet, at the six-month mark we can look back with a sense that we’re in the process of building something both important and meaningful. We pray that as we continue to grow, learn and improve, we – together with our amazing educators, artists, communities leaders and partners – will be blessed to continue to build connections and strengthen Jewish communities around the world.