J Camp to welcome two Shlichim for the summer

May 3, 2019

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Through The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Shlichim (emissaries) program, two Israelis are spending the summer at the Simon Family JCC’s JCamp. Always a special aspect of camp, each year, Shlichim learn about life in Tidewater, as well as about other parts of the U.S. While here, they teach about Israel and serve as living examples of Israelis for the campers, as well as the parents who interact with them.

This year’s Shlichim are Ofek Razon and Ofir Tabahnik, who recently wrote to introduce themselves.

To host one of the Shlichim for a week or two this summer, contact Jasmine Amitay at 757-965-6138 or jamitay@ujft.org.

Ofek Razon

Ofek Razon

Ofek Razon

I’m 22 years old and live in Hod Hasharon city—it’s like 20-minutes from Tel Aviv.

I really love to work out and try to go to the gym at least four times a week.

I will love to share Israeli culture/foods and a little bit of Hebrew words with the campers. The JAFI Shlichim program is a great platform that allows me to donate to the Jewish community around the world. I’m really look forward to meeting all the community members and to see your lifestyle as a Jewish community in the U.S.

Ofir Tabachnik

Ofir Tabachnik

Ofir Tabachnik

I’m 21 years old from Moshav Shilat. It’s 30 minutes from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

My favorite sport activity is swimming. I participated in an event at the Sea of Galilee, where you swim from shore to shore. Besides that, I like hiking and trips. I am interested to share with you my experience and knowledge about Israeli culture. I chose to be on the Shlichim program so I would be able to do something meaningful, to contribute, and to meet the Jewish community abroad.

I look forward to meeting the community and to taking part in the camp this summer!

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