Reviving Jewish life in the Diaspora – if not now, never

Former Israeli diplomat and regional representative of Jewish education NGO says if we don't act now to connect Jews in the Diaspora to their roots, their children and grandchildren will be lost to the Jewish people.

September 23, 2013 15:39
 David Benish

David Benish 521. (photo credit: courtesy)

Born in the Former Soviet Union (FSU), former Israeli diplomat David Benish grasped the opportunity to make an impact in this area, by re-connecting Jews to their roots and Israel through education. World ORT Representative in the CIS and Baltic States Benish discusses with The Jerusalem Post the organization's goals, achievements and plans for the future.

How did you get involved in World ORT?

I worked for the Israeli government (Nativ) in the region of the FSU since 1996. Being an Israeli diplomat I had connections to Jewish schools and Jewish education in the FSU, through which I got acquainted with World ORT activities in those states. In 2008 I moved to work for World ORT.


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