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Noa Lewis: How Can We Help Israel? Finding Our Purpose



In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Noa Lewis, CEO of Echad and a volunteer with the IDF’s women’s casualty-treatment unit, about the sense of purpose it takes to unify the Jewish People with the Land of Israel.

In dire times, we are compelled to move collectively closer to fulfilling the redemptive vision of every Jew living up to their ultimate mission. And Noa, with all of the work she does for the Jewish nation, is the perfect inspiration for us to look toward. In this episode we discuss:

  • What makes someone feel called to do the holy work of caring for the dead bodies of Chayalim?
  • What has been the atmosphere of everyday life in Israel during the war?
  • What does it mean to live a purpose-driven life?
Tune in to hear a conversation about how we can use our ordinary human bodies to carry out the extraordinary responsibility of being a part of Am Yisroel.

Interview begins at 10:45.

Born in Jerusalem and having lived in the Ukraine and Australia, Noa is the founder and CEO of ECHAD and the director of OLAH, a program that brings European Jewish women together for learning, community involvement, and entrepreneurship. Noa has founded and managed a youth program in the Ukraine, opened and managed a women’s Jewish learning center in Australia and initiated many community activities including international group tours to Israel and has project managed many community events. Noa has a wealth of experience initiating and developing community projects connecting different Jewish communities around the world and is an active volunteer in a unit for emergency services.