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Israel Engagement Program

Israeli Emissary Delegation (Shlichim)

The goal of the Israel Emissary program is to ensure the future of an engaged and committed Colorado Jewish community with Israel at its core. The program is provided in cooperation with the Jewish Agency for Israel, one of our major overseas partners.

To achieve its goal, the program focuses on three key strategies:


For Israel in collaboration with the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) and
outreach to non-Jewish communities.


Building personal relationships
through events, partnerships
and travel to Israel.


About people, culture, the land and
the state of Israel through speaking
opportunities and resource materials

Senior Community Israel Emissary

Osnat is from our partnership region in Ramat HaNegev, Israel. She has a B.S. in Psychology and a Masters in Education. Osnat has experience creating and leading youth and community based programs. She is here with her husband and three children for three years. As the Senior Community Emissary, Osnat works to bring Israel to Colorado and Colorado to Israel; and to educate,
connect and advocate for Israel.

Teen Israel Emissary

Barak is here as part of a gap-year Shinshinim program to volunteer between high school and army service. He loves photography, spending time with his friends, and hiking. After leaving Colorado, Barak will become a combat soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Teen Israel Emissary

Tal is also part of the Shinshinim program on a gap-year before joining the IDF. Tal is a talented singer who was part of the Ramat HaNegev band “Jazzert.” She loves sports and was on an ultimate frisbee team. Upon leaving Colorado, she will be joining the Israeli Air Force.

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Barak and Tal work with Jewish children and teens at religious schools, youth groups, camps and Jewish clubs in Boulder and Denver to strengthen their connection to Jewish peoplehood and Israel.

There are many ways to get involved: Host a Shinshin, support the program, or participate as a partner.

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The Israel Emissary program is a service of JEWISHcolorado.