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Instilling the Love of Israel in Our Children

September 13, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Address in Denver, CO provided upon RSVP

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Jewish National Fund Mountain States Invites You to Our
September Women for Israel Speaker Series

“Instilling the Love of Israel in Our Children”

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Address in Denver, CO provided upon RSVP

Featuring Guest Speaker: Akiva Gersh, Israel Studies Director, AMHSI


Akiva Gersh

Akiva grew up in New York. He received a BA from Brown University, Providence, RI in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies. He completed coursework for an MA at the Azrieli Graduate School for Jewish Education. After studying in several Yeshivot in the USA and Tzfat, Akiva was ordained a rabbi. Akiva has a rich background in both formal and informal education. For several years, Akiva directed “The Tiyul”, a program of the 92nd St Y in New York. Tiyul is a pluralistic traveling community service program for Jewish high school students. It visits small Jewish communities along the east coast of the US, volunteering at a wide range of agencies and places both in the Jewish and non-Jewish communities there. Akiva also taught in Hebrew Schools and day schools and led workshops for CAJE (Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education) on Jewish Environmental Ethics. Akiva published the 2000 Environmental pamphlet, L'avdah U' L'Shamra, a pamphlet on the Jewish obligation to protect the environment. For several years, Akiva has served as a scholar in residence for AMHSI Shabbatonim and conducted workshops on Jewish music and spirituality.

Space is Limited • RSVP Required • No Cost to Attend

For more information, contact Matthew Leebove, Senior Campaign Executive, Mountain States at mleebove@jnf.org or 303.573.7095 x 976.

 

Contact the Mountain States Region:

Serving: Colorado, Wyoming, & Utah

6000 E Evans Ave Suite 1-200, Denver, CO 80222
[p] (303) 573-7095
[f] (303) 484-4330

Sharon Freedman, National Campaign Director
Boaz Meir, Regional Director
Stanley Kamlet, JNF Consultant
Matthew Leebove,  Senior Campaign Executive
Jessica Milstein, Associate Director
Audrey Lewis, Israel Programs Admissions Director
Cynthia Hizami, Esq., Director, Planned Giving

 

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