​Shlichut is an outreach program that brings shlichim (cultural emissaries) from Israel to live and work in Howard County. The shaliach works on behalf of the Federation, as well as with synagogues, preschools, religious schools, youth groups and other organizations, to create and promote Israel-related activities in Howard County.


Through a variety of events, the shaliach promotes increased connections and greater understanding of Israel and our Jewish heritage. The shaliach is charged with promoting a positive image of Israel, as well as infusing Israeli culture, history, politics and society into Howard County's community, both Jewish and non-Jewish.

Help Us Say Goodbye to Shay

Sunday, August 23, 5:00-7:00 pm

The Oakland Mills Meeting House
5885 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045

Join the community as we bid farewell to Shay Rubinstein, our Shaliach (Israeli emissary) for the past two years, before he returns home to Israel at the end of the summer. At this socially distanced drive-by, we'll be bidding him farewell from our cars. Feel free to bring signs and honk horns!  All are welcome and no registration is necessary. We ask that all participants remain in their cars as they drive-by to say goodbye!

To join the drive-by, turn into the parking lot from Santiago Road. Shay will be on your right, near the front entrance of the building. You can then exit from the other side of the parking lot.


The Shlichut program is in collaboration with our partner agency, The Jewish Agency for Israel.