CJLL Israel Center

The Center for Jewish Living and Learning Israel Center at the MJCC offers members of our community across the spectrum of beliefs and backgrounds a home for serious cultural and intellectual exploration of Israel. We foster an open and respectful dialogue on cultural, political, social, and religious issues while encouraging a diverse array of perspectives and opinions.

The CJLL Israel Center also seeks to offer our community an insightful view into Israeli society through a rich blend of programs, encounters, and community events designed to bring the cultural richness of Israel to Memphis. From learning Hebrew in our ECC, through sophisticated lectures offered to our Senior adults, all ages can forge deep person to person connections that build bridges across the oceans, including with our sister city of Shoham. Headlined by our Community Shlicha, the CJLL Israel Center has opportunities for everyone to engage and to figure out where Israel fits into their personal narrative.

About Meitav, MJCC Community Shlicha

Meitav Menachem is 25 years old and lives in Modi'in, Israel. She manages a branch of the Maccabi Tzair youth movement. Previously, she was an IDF Education Officer and Commander, as well as a Shlicha (Israeli Emissary) in Seattle's SJCC summer camp. She has a passion for baking, travel, hiking, and Salsa dancing, and is excited to be joining the Memphis Jewish community.

As our full time Israeli in Residence through the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)’s long term Shlichut (emissary) program, she will apply her significant energy and talents toward enhancing and growing the Israel related programming emanating out of the CJLL. Through our ongoing partnerships, Meitav is a stellar resource throughout Jewish Memphis and the broader Memphis community. Her office is located next to the gym. Feel free to stop by and say hello!

Read Meitav's Blog

CJLL Israel Center Programs

The Morris and Mollye Fogelman Israel Week 2020

Good Deeds Day

Young Adult Professionals

Taste of Memories

Israeli Dancing

Israel-Related Activity Kit for Families To Do at Home

These programs are funded by a generous grant from the Lemsky Endowment Fund of Memphis Jewish Federation.

Questions? Contact Meitav, Community Shlicha, at (901) 259-9245 or