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Coffee Talk 11-12-12

Coffee Talk was held in the home of Gilda Schwartz on Monday, November 12, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.  Yair Cohen, Cincinnati's Israeli Shaliach, was guest speaker. Everyone enjoyed light refreshments in the dining room before the program started.  Bobbi Handwerger introduced Yair to the group in the living room.  Yair spoke about life in Israel and religious attitudes of Israelis.

Yair Cohen is the community shaliach (emissary) of the Israel Center of Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, funded by The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati. He arrived in Cincinnati in September 2011, after being trained by the Jewish Agency for Israel, and is primarily responsible for strengthening the unique and multi-faceted significance of Israel in the local Cincinnati Jewish community by connecting the next generation of Jewish people to Israel’s people and homeland through education and advocacy.

Cohen works closely with the rabbis and educators of the region’s synagogues and day schools, the Mayerson JCC, Camp Livingston, the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, the Jewish Community Relations Council and local Zionist organizations. He serves as a resource and an official representative of Israel on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Israel. His most recent job was as the director of programming at Gesher, an NGO focusing on developing a stronger Jewish identity for Israelis and exploring the multicultural society of Israel with the goal of enhancing tolerance, identity and Israeli Jewish democracy. He has a Master’s degree in political science from Tel Aviv University and a Bachelor’s degree in Jewish philosophy from Hebrew University.

Photography by Gayna Bassin.

 Everyone enjoyed the refreshments.
Everyone enjoyed the refreshments before the program.
 Gilda Schwartz, hostess, Yair Cohen and Bonnie Ullner, Chapter President.
Gilda Schwartz, hostess, Yair Cohen and Bonnie Ullner,
Cincinnati Chapter President.
 Stephanie Calinsky and Sharon Casper.
Stephanie Galinsky and Sharon Casper.
 Bobbi Handwerger introduced Yair Cohen to the group.
Bobbi Handwerger introduced Yair Cohen to the group.
 Everyone sat in the livingroom to enjoy the program.
Everyone sat in the livingroom to enjoy the program.
 Two ladies on the sofa.
 Bobbi and Sharon listen to Yair speak about Israel.
Bobbi and Sharon listen to Yair speak about Israel.

 

 Gilda Schwartz, Hostess, Bobbi Handwerger and Yair Cohen.
Gilda Schwartz, Hostess, Bobbi Handwerger and Yair Cohen.

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