Israel Connection

The Mandell JCC is committed to keeping our community connected to Israel. Our connection to Israel is a link to our past and to Jews around the world. 

Here you will find the latest information on events and programs that have ties to Israel, as well as news articles and current events.


  • Michal Abramoff, JCC Shlicha (emissary) and Director of Israel Programs
    As our Shlicha, Michal's role is to bring Israel to the community through personal connections and Israel-themed programs.

    Michal is a recent graduate of Tel Aviv University and has B.A. in Psychology/Sociology. At Tel Aviv University she was the Vice President of the Model UN Society, the Director for Student Involvement at the Student Union, a freshman orientation leader and mentor, and a volunteer with The Buddy System to bring together Israeli and international students. In the IDF, Michal served in the Central Commands Field Intelligence Unit as an Education Officer and through the Jewish Agency, she was a bunk counselor and Arts & Crafts Specialist at Camp Pembroke, a Jewish overnight camp for girls in Pembroke, MA. Michal has one older sister and two younger brothers who live with their parents in Tel Aviv.

    Read more about Michal. She can be reached at 860-231-6333,

  • 2017 Israel Ride
    Support the work of The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies as well as Hazon on this 5-day bike ride through Israel.

  • Israel 21c
    An online news magazine offering diverse and reliable news and information about 21st century Israel.

    The Times of Israel

    YNET news
    Youtube channel for Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Stand With Us – advocacy organization

    Visit Tel Aviv – Tourism website

    Friends of the Israel Defense Forces

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    Masa Israel – Educational Programs

    Birthright Israel – Trips for young adults



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