The Imagination Series:
A Cultural Journey into the Western Galilee


Western Galilee Art Center

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

6:00 pm PT / 9:00 pm ET


Join Jewish National Fund-USA’s Go North West and Arts & Entertainment Task Forces for a virtual tour of the Western Galilee. Led by Michal Shiloah Galnoor, we will meet local artists, small business owners, and experience the sights and sounds of this magnificent region. Learn about our Western Galilee Tourist Information Center in Akko, which is the gateway to the entire area and instrumental in fostering
co-existence between Arabs and Jews.

Tourism in the Western Galilee came to an abrupt halt, first with the COVID Pandemic and again during the recent conflict in Israel when the visitor center was vandalized not once, but twice. Together with our Arab neighbors we protected the center, but the damage was done. The building may have been damaged, but the hopes and dreams still live on.


Help us rebuild the region through the JNF-USA Western Galilee Tourist Information Center. All donations make a difference and below are just a few ways you can make an impact:


Community Builder ($25,000) – help bring the Music & Arts Festival that will showcase local artists, fuel the economy and attract tourists to the entire Western Galilee region. Your generosity will be recognized with your name permanently displayed in the magnificent Tourist Information Center.


Music Lover ($10,000) – will help us produce musical concerts at the Tourist Information Center, creating opportunities for local new talent, positioning it as a cultural hub for Akko and the surrounding region.


Art Enthusiast ($5,000) – boost the livelihood and help support local artists by bringing 6-month art exhibitions to the Tourist Information Center.


Business Maker ($1,800) – guarantee small business owners have access to the professional tools and services provided by Western Galilee Now Association


Featured Tour Guide


Michal Shiloah Galnoor

CEO, Western Galilee Now (WGN)


Michal Shiloah Galnoor is the CEO of Western Galilee Now (WGN), a small business consortium supported by Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA). Overseeing many of the region’s small tourism operators and artisanal businesses, Michal promotes awareness and appreciation for the Western Galilee region’s boutique wines, beers, food, produce, and art, as well as the area’s cultural diversity, historic traditions, and scenic routes that help to drive change in the region where 40% of the population is employed in the tourism industry.


Prior to her work with WGN, Michal ran her own thriving public relations and marketing business, was spokesperson for Motorola in Israel, and owned and operated a flourishing fashion boutique in Ramat Hasharon.

Go North West Task Force Chair

Deb Lust Zaluda

Arts & Entertainment Task Force Chair

Civia Caroline

Event Chairs

Judi Elovitz-Greenberg

Sandra Goldstein

Jacqui Schneider

Julia Epel Sherry

More Information

Sharon Joy, National Campaign Director

[email protected] or 323.964.1400 x810


Dar Nadler, Israel Emissary, New England

[email protected] or 617.423.0999 x816


Neuriel Shore, Associate Director, West Los Angeles

[email protected] or 323.964.1400 x966