What is Israel in DC?
Israel in DC is a Federation initiative to strengthen local Jewish involvement with Israel and promote understanding of Israeli culture and community. It does this by:
In November, 2011 the Jewish Federation hosted Omer Weisblum, the Israeli Teacher of the Year 2011. This prestigious prize is awarded yearly by the Israeli newspaper Yediot Ahronot to teachers who have shown exceptional quality in teaching and broader involvement in the life of their school. Omer, 34, is a dynamic Math teacher who won an additional award this year from the Technion Institute in Rehovot.