Miri’s Reflections

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Agudas Achim Congregation

Prior to joining the Jewish Agency, Miri worked as a social worker at the Summit Institute in Israel, assisting foster families all across the Negev area. She is finishing a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at Tel Aviv University, and holds a BA in Social Work from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She served in the IDF’s Education Corps as a commander at “Nativ”, the military program for soldiers who go through Jewish conversion during their service. Prior to moving to Alexandria, she and her husband Amir, a journalist, lived in Kibbutz Nahal Oz, situated directly on Israel’s border with Gaza.

Reflections

Shlichim in America: Building a More Connected Global Jewish Community

  A reflection from Miri Bernovsky Tibon, Federation’s outgoing shlicha Before many shlichim (Israeli emissaries) begin their jobs as educators in synagogues across the United States, we feel both excited and anxious. We are excited about the opportunity to spend time abroad and teach Americans about Israel. But we are also anxious about leaving behind

Couldn’t Vote in Yesterday’s Election in Israel? Then Vote in the World Zionist Congress Election.

By Miri Bernovsky Yesterday, Israelis went to the polls with a sense of déjà vu. I had the same feeling when I voted early at the Israeli embassy in Washington, DC two weeks ago. After all, I went to the embassy to vote in April and again in September 2019. So, this was the third time in less than a year

Building Bridges Between Israel and Northern Virginia: A New Year’s Message from Miri Bernovsky Tibon, Federation’s Shlicha at Agudas Achim

Transcript of Miri Bernovky Tibon’s Rosh Hashanah reflection at Agudas Achim It was exactly two years ago, on this day, that I stood up here on this Bimah for the first time. I was somewhat nervous—I had never spoken to so many people before—but at the same time, very excited. I imagined this speech two

May – A Month of Memories and Celebration

May is a busy month, in Israel and also for me here at Agudas. In between Yom Hashoah (the national day commemorating the Holocaust), Yom Hazikaron (our national memorial day) and Yom Ha’atzmaut (our national Independence Day), there is a lot going on! Yom Hashoah is very important in my family. I grew up hearing

Congregational Shlichim Reflections: Miri Bernovsky Tibon

By Miri Bernovsky Tibon Miri Bernovsky Tibon is finishing her first year of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Congregational Shlichim Program, working at Agudas Achim Congregation.  How do you sum up one year on the job? Last August, I arrived at an unknown destination. A new country, a new city, a new community. I had

My home, on the border

by Miri Bernovsky Tibon Miri is part of Federation’s Congregational Shlichim Program, coming to our community from Kibbutz Nahal Oz, situated directly on Israel’s border with Gaza. Miri worked as a social worker at the Summit Institute in Israel, assisting foster families all across the Negev area. She recently finished her Master’s degree in Clinical