Jewish Agency Board of Governors to Bid Farewell to Chairman Natan Sharansky at June Meetings

Jewish Agency Board of Governors to Bid Farewell to Chairman Natan Sharansky at June Meetings

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL – Hundreds of Jewish communal and organizational leaders from around the world will gather in Israel for The Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governors’ meetings next week (June 24-26) in Jerusalem. The board will formally bid farewell to Chairman of the Executive Natan Sharansky, whose nine-year tenure at The Jewish Agency’s helm will draw to a close during the board’s meetings. Chairman Sharansky will serve as the Founding Chair of the organization’s Shlichut Institute, which will provide Jewish Agency shlichim (emissaries) with training and tools before, during, and after their service. The board’s deliberations will center on the state of Jewish campus life and on the role of Jewish Agency Israel Fellows to Hillel (campus shlichim) in addressing the challenges facing Jewish college students and will feature a keynote address by former University of California President Mark G. Yudof and remarks by Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut.

Notable events (all events will take place at the Orient Jerusalem Hotel; media attendance by prior registration only):

Sunday, June 24

9:00 AM         

Opening plenary featuring an address by outgoing Chairman of the Executive Natan Sharansky

10:00 AM       

Focus on Israel on Campus featuring a keynote address by former President of the University of California Mark G. Yudof and remarks by Hillel International President Eric Fingerhut

8:00 PM

Salute to Natan Sharansky (closed event)

Monday, June 25

11:00 AM

A Date with AmiUnity Young Leadership, featuring young people involved in promoting Jewish pluralism and narrowing the gap between Israel and Diaspora Jewry

Tuesday, June 26

3:00 PM

Closing plenary

 

 

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