On Tuesday, December 6, Yaakov Hagoel, Chairman of the Executive of the World Zionist Organization (WZO), visited Chicago. On his itinerary were two schools: in the morning Mr. Hagoel visited the Herzl School on Douglas Blvd. (opposite ICJA’s old location); in the afternoon, he visited ICJA, learning what a Modern Orthodox, Zionist school in America looks like.
After meeting with local rabbis, Mr. Hagoel gave a moving speech to ICJA students. Speaking entirely in Hebrew, he described the founding of the WZO and the role his organization plays in ensuring the vibrancy of Jewish life in Israel and around the world today.