Yael Lewis

orenshalev_130Yael serves as Westchester’s community shlicha (emissary), working out of the Rosenthal JCC and serving across the community of Westchester, New York.

Yael grew up in the United States, where she was active in various volunteer projects in her community, including Young Judaea, Hadassah and J-serve. She immigrated to Israel in 2008 and served as a sergeant in the IDF forces.

Yael worked and traveled in various countries and developed her passion for languages and cultures. She received her bachelor’s degree in Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy from the Raphael Recanati Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), in Israel.

Yael was also  co-manager and instructor in a non-profit organization that gives aid to those serving in the IDF. She also volunteered with Holocaust survivors living in Israel.  She is interested in international relations, public policy and diplomacy, and speaks English, Hebrew, Spanish, and basic Arabic.

The Westchester Community Shlichut  mission is a county wide program coordinated by the Westchester Jewish Council and Rosenthal JCC with support from UJA-Federation of New York, Hilllels of Westchester and the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), along with the generosity of Carol and Michael Lowenstein, the Adnim Foundation and the Nedivot Venture Philanthropy Fund of UJA-Federation.

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