Joel as Jewish/Israeli Educator

“Our mission is to help fellow  Jews develop a strong, informed, proud, spiritual and lasting  Jewish identity by forging a relationship with
the State and Land of Israel.”

Joel has a diverse, deep and committed background serving the Jewish community as a Judaic and Israel specialist.    In 1987, Joel discovered the magic and awe of the State of Israel and Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel).  To say it was a life transforming event would be an understatement.   Upon landing in Haifa port after a 3 day Mediterranean boat voyage originating in Greece, he knew he was “home.”  Joel says of his experience, “I opened my eyes and suddenly saw people around me that looked like family.  I unexpectedly felt at home in a way that I never had before.”  So moved by the moment, Joel and is wife to be, Lori remained for nearly two years on just their first of many visits.  They spent that precious time period traveling and studying the land, history and the people of the State of Israel.

Before making Aliyah in 2007, Joel with his family made 7 summer trips to Israel infusing the entire family with the Zionist idea of making Aliyah.  So impacted  by Israel, Joel decided to dedicate his life working within the Jewish Community, especially working to promote Israel.  Joel earned a Joint Masters Degree in Jewish Education and Jewish Communal Service from Hebrew Union College.   Upon graduation, Joel worked in numerous Jewish institutions as a synagogue educator, religious school principal, curriculum specialist, cantorial soloist and Jewish and Israeli music specialist.  As an instructor, he taught numerous courses on Israel and Zionism.  Joel went on to write various Israeli curricula, including co-authoring Shirah B’Tiyul, a musical tour of Israel published by ARE/Behrman House and used by day schools around the country for the creative teaching of Israel.

It is from this commitment and love of the Land and the State of Israel that gave rise to the Joel Abramson Israel Connection.  Our mission is to help fellow Jews develop a strong, informed, proud, spiritual and lasting Jewish identity by forging a relationship with the State and Land of Israel.

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