Every three years, the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, in collaboration with our partner JAFI, brings a new Shaliach (cultural emissary) to live and work in our community. The goal of Shlichut is to make meaningful connections with Milwaukeeans.
The shlichut program in Milwaukee is the oldest continuous shlichut program in the United States. Watch a film that reviews the 50-year unbroken chain of shlichim who have become integral parts of the Milwaukee Jewish community.
Pnina Ezra is the new Israel Campus Fellow at Hillel Milwaukee, funded by Milwaukee Jewish Federation and Jewish Agency for Israel. Pnina is from Ness-Ziona, a small city in the center of Israel. From 2013 – 2016, she lived in Jerusalem and loved it! For her IDF service, Pnina served as infantry instructor, training combat soldiers. This is Pnina’s second shlichut in the United States. The first time was in 2011 where she worked at a JCC summer camp in New Orleans. Although she has traveled in the east coast and southern parts of the United States, this is Pnina’s first time in the Midwest and Milwaukee.
From 2011 -2013, Pnina used to work as a co-manager of a youth movement, supervising 250 kids and teenagers, where she created an educational and fun environment and planned activities and experiences. She has a double major B.A in international relations and sociology and anthropology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Before moving to Milwaukee, Pnina worked at a boutique hotel in Jerusalem as a receptionist, concierge, and guiding tourist to Israel and Jerusalem in particular.
Here in Milwaukee, Pnina works full-time on Milwaukee’s eleven campuses, engaging students of all backgrounds in Israel education and travel. She chose to come to Milwaukee because of the amazing people, and she is very excited to be here and to get to know everyone.
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