Jewish Agency to focus on North

Board's many members from overseas will tour areas affected by the Katyushas.

By HILARY LEILA KRIEGER
October 22, 2006 01:50
jpost services and tools

jp.services2. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The Jewish Agency Board of Governors meeting opens on Sunday in Jerusalem, but a major focus of the three-day conference will be the situation in the North.

  • NY Jews send $9.3 million to North (archive) The board's many members from overseas will tour areas affected by the Katyushas that rained down over the summer, including visits with Ethiopian immigrants at an absorption center in Nahariya, stops at an underground bomb shelter in Acre where Jews and Arabs stayed together during the war, and trips to communities, such as the Druse village of Horfesh, whose children were sent south to summer camps thanks to the Jewish Agency. Back in Jerusalem, the board will be considering the 2007 budget, discussed in June and set to be approved here. But much of the behind-the-scenes activity will be devoted to wrangling over who is likely to replace Board of Governors Chairwoman Carole Solomon, whose four-year term will conclude next year. Names making the rounds include Richie Pearlstone of Colorado, a former chairman of the agency's budget and finance committee, and Jane Sherman, the co-chair of the Israel committee and the daughter of the influential Jewish philanthropist Max Fisher.

  • Related Content

    Joan Rivers
    August 28, 2014
    Joan Rivers rushed to hospital following throat surgery

    By JPOST.COM STAFF