Milwaukee Jewish Federation >> Elisha Ben-Yitzhak
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Served from 1980 1983
Q: How did being an Israeli emissary in Milwaukee impact your life and your career path?
A: The Shlichut to Milwaukee was my second Shlichut. 1971 – 1974, I was Shaliach in Rhodesia, (Zimbabwe). At the end of my Shlichut in Milwaukee I worked at the Israel Government Tourist Office in Jerusalem. In 1985 I was sent by the largest tour company in Israel to establish their operations in the Midwest.
In 1992 I got married to a local woman. 1985 until today I own a tour company named Heavenly International Tours, located in Milwaukee. The main goal of Heavenly International Tours is to send as many Americans to Israel.
I have 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is currently serving in the Israeli Army. The Shlichut in Milwaukee had a major impact on my life and I will always cherish those years of accomplishment.
Please refer to my websites www.heavenlytours.com, www.elishasart.com and Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elisha_Ben_Yitzhak to learn more
about my current activities.