Tel Aviv Center For Jewish Life
Tel Aviv serves as the key city in connecting global Jews to the Land of Israel; it is the city where most international young professionals and students spend their time while in Israel. Tel Aviv offers both the career and urban cultural infrastructure that young international professionals seek when they first move to Israel.
Much like in our Jewish diaspora, we know that vibrant community life is the cornerstone for welcoming new Olim, facilitating successful integration and contributing to the betterment of Israeli society.
Community relations provide a feeling of belonging, support and integration for Israel’s new Olim. English-language Jewish life is almost non-existent in Tel Aviv. Tel Aviv’s international English-speaking community is the largest Jewish community that has no spiritual leadership. We are looking to change that.
The Tel Aviv Center For Jewish Life’s mission is to take the next step forward and cultivate the existing and diverse community of English-speakers into a more cohesive community centered around Jewish life, because after all, Judaism is a team sport.
There is a vacuum for Jewish connection, education, spiritual growth, and vibrant communal life. In order to fulfill this critical need, it is essential to bring a talented Jewish educator to lead and strengthen our community. We are seeking an educator that will lead spiritually fulfilling, intellectually satisfying, and help unite our culturally diverse population.
Cynthia started her career working at the U.S. State Department, where she spent 3 years working to advance U.S. foreign policy in Latin America. It was there that she realized that there were plenty of Americans working to further the U.S. Government, but if the Jews didn’t help take care of Israel, who would take care of it for us? It was then that she decided to make Aliyah and work for the benefit of the Jewish people and state. Cynthia was invited to work for Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in his office of Foreign Affairs and International Media, where Cynthia was highlighted as one of the 10 young olim making a difference in Israel by the popular Jewish cultural website, Jewlicious.com. Cynthia was born in Brazil, educated in the United States, and spent time living in five countries. She’s fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish and is improving her Hebrew. She has a MA from Georgetown University focusing on culture studies and international business diplomacy.