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MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER
Growing up in New York, I always had a dream to open up a great educational program in Israel.
Seeing assimilation in America made me sensitive to the importance of understanding our heritage. We have so much to be proud of as Jews but so many people have no idea what is our own back yard. While this may seem a lot more important for American Jews, I believe it is not less important for Israelis to be proud of where they come from and to understand how Judaism can enrich their lives personally, not matter how religious they choose to be. This is especially important when it comes to marriage.
What should be such a positive Jewish experience has turned negative for so many in the current bureaucratic system. We created “L’hitchaten b’kef” exactly as a positive alternative for every Israeli who wants to be sure that every aspect of their engagement and wedding is as fun and inspiring as it should be. I opened up Aish TLV in 2006 with my wife Efrat. We did it because we wanted to ensure that Tel Aviv had a place where young people could explore their heritage without any type of religious pressure or judgment, free of politics and the other usual baggage often associated with religion in this country. I’m pleased that Aish TLV has been so well received and that dozens of companies as well as thousands of individuals have participated in our classes, workshops and holiday programs. I think we’ve added to the wonderful color that is Tel Aviv! With our new presence in WeWork, we are excited to welcome even more people to learn more about Judaism. Our goal is to show everyone that Judaism is fun, interesting and enriching – and that there’s something for everyone!Looking forward to seeing you at one of our programs soon!
Rabbi David Ziering
Founder and Managing Director