Jewish Agency

  • Jewish Agency ad camapign gets MASA-smutty

    The Jewish Agency for Israel seems to have finally picked up on what Israel’s tourism ministry discovered a few years back — sex sells. Israel previously tried to spur tourism to the Holy Land with a series of racy ads featuring hot Israeli women on the beach, and by pushing forward such classic photo spreads… More ▸

  • UJC meets in Miami to talk about building the Negev

    Print 0 46 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:”Times New Roman”;} The United Jewish Communities held a conference this week in Miami to promote its Negev Work Group, an outfit devoted to settling Israel’s Negev desert, according to… More ▸

  • Sharansky nomination rankles some Jewish Agency lay leaders

    Sorry it’s been a little slow on the blog the last couple of days. Been working on this story: NEW YORK (JTA) — Israel’s prime minister has nominated former Soviet dissident and close political ally Natan Sharansky for the chairmanship of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Once that would have made him a shoo-in for… More ▸

  • MASA offers a ‘Better Stimulus Package’

    The Jewish Agency’s MASA program says that it is seeing increased interest in its post college long-term Israel study programs as a result of the shrinking job market. From the Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle:   In these tough economic times, when jobs are scarce, especially for recent college graduates, many young Jewish adults are finding an… More ▸