A message from Education Emissary, Yifat Bear-Miller:

Strengthening Canada’s connection to Israel and to the Israeli people is my primary objective. As JNF Canada’s Education Emissary, otherwise known as the “National Shlicha”, I am dedicated to bringing a taste of Israel to your schools and synagogues, from Vancouver to Halifax, and everywhere in between.

Before arriving in Canada three years ago with my husband, Liraz, and my three daughters Aya, Stav, and Arbe (we have since added our son, Nitai, to the family!), I was the Jewish Agency’s Coordinator for Communities in Israel, where I oversaw all activities for the international community and Youth Emissary level. Prior to this, I served as the Community Shlicha in South Bend, Indiana..

I am truly passionate about education and caring for children and youth. I earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a B.A. in Social Work from the University of Haifa.

I look forward to meeting you!