July 8: Update on Teen Mission

July 8, 2014 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

Dear Teen Mission Parents,

While the photos on the mission website reflect the teens’ amazing experience, we also want to acknowledge your concerns regarding the situation in Israel. Please know that the safety of our teens continues to be our number one priority. As noted in today’s blog post, our teens are now located in the desert for their upcoming Masada experience and following Masada will be residing at Kibbutz Ketura (30 miles north of Eilat) through Shabbat. We are closely following developments in Israel and are in constant communication with our Teen Mission team—our clergy, trip provider and guides, and Federation professionals on the ground in Israel. The mission is poised to adjust program plans as necessary to ensure a safe experience.

While we have provided some information on our blog, we want to ensure that we’re able to directly address your questions and provide ongoing communication. As an option for those of you who are interested, we invite you to meet with us in person this Thursday, July 10, 3:00 pm, at the Detroit Federation, Max M. Fisher Building, 6735 Telegraph Road, Bloomfield Hills, Room F & G. JFMD CEO Scott Kaufman, Rabbi Josh Bennett, and other local clergy will be in attendance to meet with you. This will be an opportunity to hear from members of our mission staff team in Israel who will be on the phone during the meeting.

If you have questions but cannot attend in person (unfortunately, call-in is not an option), please do not hesitate to leave a message with the Teen Mission office so that we can return your call to speak with you, 248-642-5617. Please continue to visit our website for further updates.

Thank you.

Sherri Ketai, Chair

Scott Kaufman, CEO, Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

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