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Noy’s Notes

Noy Peri is the Gesher Shlicha (Emissary from Israel). Noy is from Rosh Ha’ayin Israel, where she was raised. She has one brother, two amazing parents and a dog which her family adopted from a dog shelter. She enjoys basketball, hiking and binge watching TV. Noy served in the Israeli Defense Force for two years in the intelligence corps. Noy was a Shlicha of the Jewish Agency for two summers at Ramah Day Camp Chicago, as a general counselor, as Rosh Shlichim and Rosh Ivrit (Hebrew). She looks forward to connecting the community to Israel and the Israeli culture; Show the community her love to her country, connect them to each other as a “Kehila” and making Tikkun Olam together.

Check back weekly for thoughts from Noy in Noy’s Notes!

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Shalom Everyone!
Martin Luther King was an inspiring person, someone that changed the world, a powerful leader that we should all learn about.
He grew up in a difficult time and still did not give up, he fought for rights and for a better future. He had a dream!
In all the tours I do in DC for my friends and family that come (I think that by now I know every brick in the Washington Monument) I always show the Monument of MLK. There is something about it that shows strength and power but also a kind of quiet that I can’t explain.
Growing up, I heard about my parent’s dreams. Some they reached, some they missed and some still exist.
During and after the army, I went on a Mishlachat to summer camps. First time I’ve met the Jewish community in the U.S.
I had host families that became real ones, met new friends and started to think of a dream of my own.
I want to be an Ambassador!!
Who knew that I’ll find myself here? In Fairfax VA? My way here in the past year and a half didn’t even cross my mind when I thought about Shlichut. Tell you the truth? I Never thought I’ll do 2 years of Shlichut, I planned only to do one. Something about this community and this awesome location made me want to stay more. This area is really changing the world, I will too someday.
And you know what? Dreams ARE exciting, but the path you need to go to reach them is even more.
Happy dreamers day,
Noy

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Happy Israeli Election season!

I don’t know if you noticed but first day of winter break was also the first day of the election season in Israel. Benjamin Netanyahu announced that April 9th 2019 will be the day of elections in Israel and a parade has started!

Only one week into this season and we already have a few more parties. Two big break up and one Eretz Nehederet (in translation it’s great land, but it’s also the name of Israeli SNL).

Got confused? Us too.

It started with rumors about Beni Gantz (former chief of staff) joining the politics. It’s not strange that army people join the politics, but the power of Beni Gantz is bigger then any person anticipated. The polls say that his new party will have 16 mandates!

The Jewish Home lost its two major leaders – Naftali Benet and Ayelet Shaked, that decided on creating their own party. Many people say it’s a good decision for their specific crowd. As The Jewish Home approaches more religious right wing crowd, Benet and Shaked want to approach a religious and non-religious right wing.

One big breakup that accrued yesterday rocked Israel.The Zionist Union was established by the Labor Party and Hatnuah Party to build a strong center-left wing to Netanyahu. Avi Gabai (the head of the party) decided to go live and separate the two movements – without telling Tzipi Livni (the head of the other movement in the party).

Confused yet? Us too!