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TABLET MAGAZINE, 2016: AM YISRAEL FOUNDATION & TEL AVIV’S MOST VIBRANT SYNAGOGUE

August 10, 2016

The Tel Aviv Synagogue That Never Grows Old, 126 Ben Yehuda (full article) The unlikely story and struggles of 126 Ben Yehuda, a synagogue founded by Zionist pioneers and revived by young Jewish immigrants, in the heart of Israel’s most secular city By Ariane Mandell August 9, 2016 If you stroll by North Central Synagogue in Tel Aviv, now hiply redubbed “126 Ben Yehuda,” on any given Saturday, you’ll find over 300 young ...

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J-WIRE, 2016: AM YISRAEL FOUNDATION & ISRAEL’S NEWEST HOLIDAY, YOM HAALIYAH

July 10, 2016

New National Holiday in Israel, Yom HaAliyah (full article) The Knesset is expected to change Yom HaAliyah from a grassroots young Olim community movement celebration to a national holiday to be celebrated on the 10th of Nisan. The holiday is expected to pass into law with the overwhelming support of both the Opposition and Coalition next week. TLV Internationals, the largest Olim community organization,  has been working with the Knesset to ...

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ARUTZ SHEVA, 2015: AM YISRAEL FOUNDATION BRINGS JEWISH LIFE TO TEL AVIV

December 21, 2015

Building Jewish Life For Young Olim in Tel Aviv (full article) On December 27th, the Am Yisrael Foundation and the North Central Synagogue of Tel Aviv will dedicate a brand new Sefer Torah in honor of the 72 soldiers killed during Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014. Participating in the celebration will be Chief Rabbi of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau; MK Michael Oren (Kulanu); and Rabbi of the North Central Synagogue, Rabbi ...

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JEWISH JOURNAL, 2014: AM YISRAEL FOUNDATION MODELING VOLUNTEERISM AS AN OBSERVANT ZIONIST

November 28, 2014

Modeling volunteerism in Israel as an Observant Zionist (full article) This year, Jay Shultz won’t be making a Thanksgiving dinner for the hundreds of American olim (immigrants) he has managed to unite in Tel Aviv through his Am Yisrael Foundation. He did serve one last year, when America’s holiday of gratitude coincided with Chanukah, as a way to give American Jews that rare blend of “Thanksgivukkah.” That’s not to say he’s not ...

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