Bat El Trabelsi is the new shlicha of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Shlichim are emissaries from Israel who serve as resources to our communities, and as shlicha, Bat El’s entire focus will be on building connections to Israel.
Bat El has lived in the Israeli cities of Kfar Saba, Einav, Zefat, Kiryat Shmona, Tel Aviv and on Kibbutz Hannaton. As a commander in the Israel Defense Forces, she served in a border intelligence unit; afterwards she received her B.A. from Tel Hai Academic College. Bat El has worked as a Partnership2Gether Living Bridge Coordinator for the Jewish Agency and, for the past three years, at Mechina Kdam Tzvait, a pre-army leadership program.
In her two years as shlicha, Bat El plans to be active with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s NextGen group, as well as support programs and events surrounding Birthright and our Partnership2Gether program.