Mind the gap — Is­raelis to fill ed­u­ca­tional need

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY JOHN FISHER

Mia Win­roab and Shiri Livnym with com­mu­nity shali­ach Or Ne­hush­tan

IT IS a gap year with a dif­fer­ence for the two new Jewish Agency emis­saries in Leeds, Mia Win­roab and Shiri Livnym.

Ms Livnym said that in Is­rael, “it is com­mon to take a gap year prior to do­ing army ser­vice and to en­gage in volunteering work in the com­mu­nity. We chose to come to Leeds be­cause the con­nec­tion be­tween Jews in Is­rael and the di­as­pora is very im­por­tant to us. We’d never heard of the city be­fore but now we are here, we can see how lovely it is and we are in awe of how close the com­mu­nity is. Our main goal is to bring Is­rael to Leeds.”

The duo hope to fill a gap in Jewish and Is­rael-re­lated ed­u­ca­tion within Leeds Jewry.

Ms Win­roab will also work two days a week at Manch­ester’s King David School cam­pus.

PHOTO: JOHN FISHER

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