Milwaukee Jewish Federation >> Alon Galron
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Served from 2003 – 2006
Q: How did being an Israeli emissary in Milwaukee impact your life and career path?
A: Living in Milwaukee’s Jewish community left a great impression on me. The importance of Jewish life away from Israel, the importance of Jewish peoplehood and the caring for Israel. The passion of many individuals, and mostly the sense of community. Getting a better understanding of what it means living in the Diaspora and what could be accomplished. Adopting a different attitude than our self-centered Israeli prospective. Both Einat and I were involved in P2K — Einat with Chicago (and still is), and I with New York. Tom’s English has become an advantage for him (now working in an English/Hebrew summer camp).
Q: What are you doing now?
A: For the past two years, I’ve been serving as the National Director of PERACH, Israel’s national mentoring and tutoring project, and it gives me great satisfaction.
Q: What are your fondest memories of your time in Milwaukee?
A: We had many special moments in Milwaukee, starting with the people through the Milwaukee Buck’s (Tom is still a great fan of them), MJDS, and many special activities such as Idan Riechel’s visit, the Kibbutz dance group and more. All the little lakes we would visit in short proximity or farther away. And much more.
Alon and Einat Galron