Story of Impact: Zara Friedman's Israel

Posted on Thursday May 14, 2009 2:24 PM

21-year old Zara Friedman loved teaching, but wanted an international Jewish experience. With the help of the Jewish Federation, she traveled and lived in Israel on Otzma—a program where young Jewish adults spend and year volunteering and traveling around Israel.

When recounting her experiences, Zara often speaks of her time in Israel on the Otzma program in the context of a children’s story. Her protagonists, 53 young Jewish adults from Jewish Federations all over America, set off in September 2008 for a ten and a half month stay in Israel.


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Board Chair's Award is given for outstanding leadership on the Board of Directors and in our community.
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2009 – Iantha Sidell
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Education Services facilitates professional groups for Seattle area early childhood, congregational and day school directors. We offer this unique service to bring together all professionals in Jewish education together to network, plan, and converse on the future of Jewish education. Currently, we offer two groups which meet monthly:

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