About the Center
The Israel & Overseas Center is JEWISHcolorado‘s newest initiative in its mission to connect Colorado to the global Jewish world. We believe that Jews everywhere are inextricably linked, regardless of our location. In Colorado, Jewish community is a strong value. The Israel & Overseas Center, housed within JEWISHcolorado, was created to expand our community to include Jewish life on a global scale. Through fostering awareness about Israel and the global Jewish community, we hope to deepen our shared peoplehood.
Get to Know Us
Make the Israel & Overseas Center your first stop for your connection to Israel. Whether you wish to take part in overseas missions, meet with cross-cultural delegations and Israeli ambassadors, participate in our partnership region in Ramat HaNegev, or experience enriching programming, the Center is here to help. We are working to create a more connected global Jewish family!
“There is a special relationship within the Jewish people, a connection which crosses continents, and which underlines the fact that the Jewish people is stronger than ever.”
— Tziona Koenig-Yair | Director of Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry
Ramat HaNegev Regional Partnership
JEWISHcolorado’s decades-long partnership with the Ramat HaNegev region leverages social, human, and financial resources here in Colorado and in Israel as a means to inspire community engagement and development.
Nitzana Educational Eco Village
A cutting-edge desert community and educational center that fosters environmentalism, tolerance, and self-confidence. At the Nitzana Educational Eco-Village, young people of all backgrounds from Israel and elsewhere come together for educational experiences that change them, and the environment, for the better.
Derech Eretz provides the lower strata of Israeli society with upward social mobility through programs which develop individual responsibility at significant life junctures. Derech Eretz’s programs serve communities which lack social and financial resources available in more established areas.
Israeli Emissaries, Shlichim
With relationships and connection at its center, our Israeli Emissaries program (Shlichim and Shinshinim) brings the best of Israel to Colorado and promotes a greater understanding between Israelis and Coloradoans of each other’s culture and heritage.
The Israel and Overseas Center serves as a resource to the Colorado Jewish community.
We work closely with JEWISHcolorado’s JCRC to bring nuanced understanding of Israel to the Jewish community, public officials, and beyond.
JCRC Public Officials Mission
Our National and International Partners
The Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)
With operations in 66 countries, our partnership with JAFI allows people in Colorado to impact Jewish communities across the globe and in Israel. JAFI’s people-to-people programs and activities include Partnership2Gether, Israeli emissary programs like Shlichim and Shinshinim, G2, 248, Masa Israel Journey, and more. JAFI’s areas of strategic focus are Aliyah, connecting Jews worldwide, Strengthening Israeli society and engaging the next generation of Jews.
Joint Distribution Committee
JEWISHcolorado works with the Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian organization. Through our partnership and with our support, JDC plays a vital role in helping those in crisis. Propelled by Jewish values and a commitment to mutual responsibility, this partnership allows us to respond locally to global human crises.
World ORT is one of the largest non-governmental education and training organizations in the world. Founded 130 years ago in St. Petersburg, World ORT’s past and present activities span more than 100 countries on five continents.
iREP is an initiative of the Jewish Federations of North AMerica that encourages respect for diverse expressions of Judaism in Israel. In addition to their mission is to increase religious diversity in Israel, iREP works to reinforce Israel’s relationship with North American Jewry based on mutual recognition of and respect for a pluralistic Jewish community with a broad range of religious and cultural expressions and experiences.
Shalom Hartman Institute North America: Courageous Leadership
JEWISHcolorado has been convening cohorts of Jewish professionals and lay leadership to study together, build bonds, and work towards a courageous and collaborative leadership model across party and denominational lines. Led by faulty from the Shalom Hartman Institute, sessions include such topics as a conscientious approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Israel, the Diaspora, and the future of the Jewish people.
Education & Travel
Joyce Zeff Israel Study Tour
For more than 50 years, IST has enabled rising high school Jewish seniors to braoden their knowledge about Israel, its neighbors, Jewish heritage, and history on its five-week trip.
YAD/Ramat HaNegev Exchange
A program of JAFI and JEWISHcolorado, 248 mobilizes passionate young leaders to invigorate Jewish communal life by scaling replicable initiatives, locally and globally.
G2 is a year-long program that explores Jewish family legacies and values through intergenerational connection. Created especially for grandparents and grandchildren
Each trip is both an adventure and an opportunity to experience the impact of our work in Jewish communities in Israel and across the globe. Join us and see for yourself!
Israel Information with Perspective
Monday Morning Israel Updates
Join JEWISHcolorado’s Israeli Emissary for an inside look into Israeli culture, current events, politics, and more that you might not hear about in the news!
Nelly Ben Tal
From the desk of our Israel & Overseas Director Edina Segal to your inbox, featuring a fresh perspective on Israel and Middle East-related news and happenings.
Celebrate Israel Walk & Festival
Save the Date: May 7, 2023
More info coming soon!
Save the Date: April 24, 2023
More info coming soon!
Save the Date: April 26, 2023
More info coming soon!
Traveling to Israel? We Can Help
Our 20-year partnership with Ramat HaNegev gives the JEWISHcolorado community the opportunity to get to know our extended family when traveling to Israel. Let us know what your travel plans are, and we will curate unique experiences to explore and learn about the area. Contact Edina Segal or Nelly Ben Tal for more information!
Need more info? Reach out to us!
Want up-to-date news on Israel? Contact Edina Segal to be subscribed to the Israel & Overseas Center Newsletter!
Edina Segal | Director, Israel & Overseas Center
firstname.lastname@example.org | 303.951.8968
Nelly Ben Tal | Israeli Emissary/Shlicha
email@example.com | 303.316.6472