The Shaliach (Israeli Emissary) Program creates a living bridge between Israel and the Greater Rhode Island Jewish community. The shaliach is a community resource for Israel education and advocacy, working directly with children, youth, students, and adults in the different synagogues, religious schools, youth groups, and agencies throughout the Jewish community. These programs and interactions, both formal and informal, have an incredible impact on the Greater Rhode Island Jewish community and beyond.
During the current program year, we are privileged to host Matan Graff, born in our sister community of Afula in Northern Israel and raised a few minutes away. Matan has served our community with his knowledge, love of and pride for Israel, and a sincere dedication to local and worldwide Jewish communities. Matan works collaboratively with Alliance staff, enriching programs and extending outreach. He teaches at the Elkin Midrasha Community High School and partners with the Cultural Arts and Next Generation Departments.