The Israeli Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs has announced a program that will enable people around the world to send “Happy New Year” greetings to one another.  The project includes seven languages (Hebrew, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Italian and German) and translations which enables exchanges of greetings between people with different languages.  Every person who sends a card will receive greetings back from someone else around the world.

Yuli Edelstein, Minister of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, launched the “Say Shana Tova” project during a video conference between students of the Angelo Sacerdoti Jewish Community School in Rome, Italy and sixth grade students in the Judah Halevi School in Jerusalem.   The Israeli Education Ministry introduced the project in Israeli schools and Jewish organizations are presenting it to Jewish schools around the world with the hope of connecting Israeli children with Jewish children  in the diaspora.

Edelstein explained: “In order to find a creative solution toward enhancing links between Israel and the Diaspora, we took the time-honored custom of sending Rosh Hashanah greeting cards and updated it for the Internet world of today.”

Click  HERE to access this remarkable service and begin saying “Shana tova” (“Happy New Year”) to Jews around the world.

Reported by DOV LIPMAN for United with Israel.

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