Hundreds of Jewish leaders from around the world to gather in Jerusalem to discuss initiatives to strengthen connections between Jews and Israel and bolster Aliyah
Speakers at the gathering will include Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Speaker of the Knesset Yuli (Yoel) Edelstein, Minister of Education Rabbi Shai Piron, Minister of Environmental Protection Amir Peretz, and Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky. The Board of Governors will bid outgoing board Chairman James S. Tisch a fond farewell at a gala event at the Knesset under the auspices of Speaker Edelstein and featuring an address by Prime Minister Netanyahu, and will also salute outgoing UJA-Federation of New York Executive Vice President and CEO John S. Ruskay. Speaker Edelstein and Chairman Sharansky will address a joint plenary with the first Jewish Media Summit on Monday.
Jewish leaders from around the world are gathering in Jerusalem in the midst of a wave of solidarity with the families of the kidnapped Israeli teens. That outpouring of love and support, which has been sweeping through the Jewish world, reflects the deep sense of family and mutual responsibility shared by each and every one of us. The Jewish Agency’s activities around the world are the best expression of that unique bond and we will continue to strengthen it in order to help secure our common future."