We Stand With Israel…

… Come and Stand With Us!

We pray for the peace of Jerusalem, all Israel, and all inhabitants of this earth.
“Oseh shalom bimromav, hu yaaseh shalom aleinu v’al kol Yisrael, v’al kol yoshvei teyvel, v’imru Amen.”


TRIP TO ISRAEL
We are still moving forward with planning the Trip to Israel for 2025, for Thursday, February 13th – Sunday, February 23d. Will you join us? On September 12th we had a meeting with resounding interest. If you are interested and want to start planning, please let Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg know, the Clergy Assistant, to be put on the interest list.

EVENTS

  • In cooperation with the Israel Action Committee, on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, Rabbi Jesse shared the details and background of the Israeli struggle. Click here to view the presentation.
  • The Bourbon & Bible event (with Brotherhood), facilitated by Rabbi Jesse on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, explored using the Bible to better understand the complexities of Jerusalem. If you were not able to attend, please click here to share with the presentation given.
  • Adult Educational Seminars will be given in January and February 2024. Please open weekly eblasts, read the printed/distributed January/February Temple Topics, and review the Shabbat Leaflet when attending services for up and coming educational opportunities.
  • Sisterhood is supporting Israel! On Monday, November 27th, Sisterhood is sponsoring Pilates & Salad. The suggested donation is $18 to support Magen David Adom’s 33,000 paramedics, EMTS, first responders, and first-aid providers – volunteers and staff – have the training, equipment, and medical supplies they need to treat all injured and ill people in Israel. Click here to RSVP.
  • Understanding Reform Judaism, and understanding ourselves … looking back/looking forward. 150-year Evolution of Reform Judaism in America: Historical, Sociological, and Philosophical Perspectives. Join us, click here.
  • Monday, March 4th, 7:00 pm
    “The Obstacles to a Two-State Solution Between Israel and Palestinians”

    RSVP to these sessions is necessary to Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg, Clergy Assistant.

EBLASTS

  • Cantor Glassman shared her thoughts about supporting Israel, in a October 12, 2023 Weekly Eblast to the Temple Israel Congregation. Click here to read Cantor’s cover.

SUPPORT CHARITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
Listed below are charities and organizations that will be supporting Israel and displaced Gazans. Hamas’ terrorist acts have hurt so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with Israel. We pray for peace and safety, and the return of those kidnapped. We also mourn for the many losses of life. Our hearts are broken and we want all Israelis to know that we love and support them.
UJA Federation of NY Israel Emergency Fund
American Friends of Magen David Adom
Doctors Without Borders
FIDF – Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces
International Committee of the Red Cross
Jewish Agency for Israel
Sheba Medical Center Tel Aviv
Soroka Hospital – Be’er Sheva
UNICEF – United Nations Children’s Fund
United Hatzalah – Emergency Medical Response

WELCOME ARTIST, MICHAEL ALBERT

Michael Albert, American Pop Artist, who has visited Kehillah and Chavaya already a few time sharing his artistic talents, will be coming back to Temple Israel to share in a project showing our support and strength towards Israel. Working in collaboration with Chavaya students, their original masterpiece will hang in the lobby of the Temple. We are looking forward to their creativity and talents to shine for us all!

Click here, to visit Michael Albert’s website. (above is the work Michael Albert did with the “Better Together” team)

DONATE CHALLAH TO THE IDF

IDF – Israel Defense Forces

Sponsored by Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Israel Action Committee, and Social Action Committee Our committees have joined together to collect funds to provide challah to IDF members and their families. Your suggested donation of $9.95 pays for small local bakeries in Israel to make and deliver challah to both IDF soldiers at army bases as well as their families. This program benefits both local businesses in Israel as well as the soldiers and their loved ones during this very difficult time. Please click here to donate!

THE LIGHT WILL SHINE – OR HADASH NEEDS YOU

As we approach the end of the year, we invite you to consider making a special year-end contribution to Or Hadash. Every contribution, no matter the size, plays a vital role in sustaining our shared mission. Click here.

CELEBRATE ISRAEL PARADE

Save the Date. The annual Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC will take place on Sunday June 2, 2024 and the Westchester Jewish Council will again be organizing the Westchester marching group. This year more than ever, it is important for Westchester to unite in support of Israel. We hope your organization/synagogue is able to join us at what is always a special  day as our community unites to celebrate Israel. We will send more information as the parade gets closer.

ISRAEL ACTION COMMITTEE – “UNDERSTANDING ISRAEL” Series

On Tuesday, February 27th, Rabbi Jesse Gallop from Temple Israel of New Rochelle, along with co-sponsors (Temple Israel, Kol Ami, Beth El, Larchmont Temple, Congregation KTI, Westchester Jewish Center, Westchester Jewish Council, Shaarei Tikvah, Scarsdale Synagogue, and Westchester Reform Temple) invited Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer from the Shalom Hartman Institute, to join in discussing Where Do We Go From Here? Israel’s Next Chapter. Rabbi Jesse quotes, “Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President at the Shalom Hartman Institute, joined us for an insightful conversation exploring the challenges that Israeli society faces during the war with Hamas, and when the war ends.”

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MEET EILAT TIBI, WHO SURVIVED THE MASSACRE AT NOVA MUSIC FESTIVAL ON OCTOBER 7TH

Wednesday, May 22nd, 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Eilat Tibi, who survived the massacre at the Nova Music Festival in Israel on October 7th, will be sharing her story of that tragic event. Eilat believes that her words and presentation are appropriate for anyone age 16 or older — though they will be intense for adults, as well. Please use your discretion.

Eilat is in New York in conjunction with the new exhibition about the Nova Music Festival,

Please click here to RSVP

 

ISRAEL ACTION COMMITTEE EVENT“FREE SPEECH TO HATE SPEECH – WHAT IS TINR’S POSITION ON THE COLLEGE CAMPUS PROTESTS, FOCUSED ON ISRAEL?

Thursday, May 30th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
at Temple Israel of New Rochelle

Temple Israel’s Israel Action Committee chairperson, Paul Warhit, will lead an interactive conversation with attendees focused on what is transpiring on college campuses today, designed to foster productive conversation.

Your opinions/feelings matter, and your participation is encouraged.

There is no cost to attend this event, but security protocols require pre-registration.

RSVP to Paul Warhit to reserve your spot.