Build­ing a Lib­eral fu­ture

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ed­u­ca­tion hub.”

While par­tic­i­pa­tion in Is­rael gap year schemes has gen­er­ally dropped among Jewish youth, Lib­eral Ju­daism has en­joyed an in­crease of late, with ten of its mem­bers due to go on a six­th­month pre-univer­sity pro­gramme over the next year.

One of them will be Mia Bo­god, 17, from Eal­ing Lib­eral Syn­a­gogue, who told guests how for­ma­tive her youth move­ment ex­pe­ri­ences had been, “teach­ing me about the world and how to make it a bet­ter place.” “Nine years ago,” she said, “I went to my first LJY event as a shy, in­tro­verted, young girl. I cried nearly ev­ery night but I was in­tro­duced to this most mag­i­cal move­ment.” Now she was about to em­bark on lead­er­ship train­ing and looked for­ward “to en­gage and in­spire the next gen­er­a­tion”.

Ma­gen David Adom UK wel­comed over 400 guests to The Dorch­ester on Mon­day, help­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion raise a record-break­ing £2.6m for its an­nual din­ner cam­paign.

Guest speak­ers in­cluded young MDA vol­un­teer Sam Joseph, who shared his per­sonal MDA story, Am­bas­sador of Is­rael to the UK, Mark Regev and com­pere, TV Judge Robert Rin­der.

Aa feed brought MDA’s dis­patch cen­tre in Tel Aviv live to Park Lane. Show­cas­ing the re­mark­able com­mand and con­trol tech­nol­ogy, a set of screens were con­nected to a live feed, al­low­ing donors to see the am­bu­lances they had donated in real time, on shifts across Is­rael.

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