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June Virtual Shaliach session to feature guest speaker


Rotem Gabay, Richmond’s Virtual Shaliach, will have his final online Lunch and Learn session on Thursday, June 10, 1 p.m., with participants from three communities.

The program will feature a special guest, Waga Brok, who made Aliyah to Israel from Ethiopia as a part of Operation Solomon in 1991. She will share her story.

Waga grew up in Afula and completed her BA in Special Education and in Experiential Education.

Currently, she serves as the education manager for Mechina Israelit Yemin Orde where she proudly leads an incredible group of young women prior to their national service.

In June of 2020, Waga returned from 3 successful years as the Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Champaign-Urbana Hillel in Illinois.


During her Shlichut, Waga was honored by both AIPAC as Campus Ally of the Year and the Maccabees Task Force.

Her past work experience also includes working as a counselor at a boarding school, summer camp coordinator at Camp Kimama, and as a counselor at the JCC in Detroit.

In her spare time, she loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends. Waga has a tremendous passion for informal education and empowering the next generation.

Rotem has served as a special emissary from Israel since March and has held a number of monthly Lunch and Learns.

Joining us for this Virtual experience are two of our fellow partnership communities – Greensboro Jewish Federation and Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte!

To register for the session, visit:

www.jewishrichmond.org/calendar and click  June 10.

The session is free and open to all.

Who is a Shaliach? A select group of outstanding emissaries, The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Shlichim are called to manifest our collective heritage in communities around the world.

They provide a living connection to Israel by promoting Israeli experiences, facilitating Jewish social activism, and speaking authentically about faith and culture.

For more information, contact Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@jewishrichmond.org.

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