Israel at Our Doorstep: Sheirut Leumi

Yael Hochman and Libby Maman

View Past Sheirut Leumi B'not (click here)

AJL enjoys a very special Sheirut Leumi program. Sheirut Leumi is a volunteer organization in Israel comprised of girls from Orthodox families who opt for two years of volunteer National Service in lieu of joining the army.

Ten years ago, JEI originated the idea of inviting two Sheirut Leumi girls (banot) to serve their second year of service here in Pittsburgh. The program has been highly successful and is now replicated throughout the United States and abroad.

Since not every student can go to Israel ~ the spirit of Israel is brought to Pittsburgh through formal and informal programming ~ to Community Day, Hillel Academy, Yeshiva Girls' School, SAJS and through on-going community programs.

The banot have been enthusiastically accepted and have had a tremendous impact on Pittsburgh’s Jewish youth.

To view Sheirut Leumi Power Point presentation (click here)

For more information contact:
Dr. Zipora Gur: (412) 521-1101 Ext. 3104  


Agency for Jewish Learning * 2740 Beechwood Blvd * Pittsburgh, PA 15217 * 412-521-1101

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