Meet Matan Graff - our Mishlachat, or Israeli Emissary, here in Rhode Island! Matan recently kicked off his second year as the Mishlachat for our community and travels around the state to represent Israel and educate people on all it has to offer!
Matan recently came to our Sunday school to introduce himself to the students and visit with some classes. Fortunately for us, he came to our classroom! After Matan introduced himself to the school during morning assembly, he showed us short video about Israel. The plot to this video was not a person walking their camel through a desert, but instead it portrayed a realistic feel of the culture and atmosphere in Israel.
When Matan came to our classroom, he immediately connected with the children and they could not stop asking him questions! The students were particularly fascinated when comparing and contrasting life in Israel (the land of the jews) and the life they live here. After some ice breakers and a brief discussion about Israel, Matan taught us a fun Israeli game and the kids loved it!
It is important for the students to find pride in being Jewish and Israel. Meeting with Matan was a preamble to more Israel fun in the future!
Hi! I am a 19 year old from Providence, Rhode Island and currently studying Elementary Education and Psychology at the University of Rhode Island.