Join us for a panel with the Parents Circle Families Forum, a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization made up of more than 600 families who have lost a close loved one to the conflict. Armed with their loss and the uncommon path they have chosen, these mourning families have begun to stir an awareness about the conflict that transcends history and politics. PCFF members Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin, who both lost their daughters to the war, will share their stories and discuss what it means to fight for peace.
The World Zionist Congress (WZC) is the international “parliament of the Jewish people” and serves as the governing body of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). The WZC comprises of 500 delegates and meets in Jerusalem every five years. Strong voter turnout among North America’s Reform Jews will ensure that financial resources will continue to flow to our Israeli movement—including Reform congregations and institutions.
Any Jew over the age of 18 is eligible to vote. It is a simple process (you can do it from your mobile device!) and will take only a few minutes. You will be sent an invitation to vote in January.
Join us to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day, Yom HaAtzma’ut, at a special Shabbat service followed by dinner and discussion led by the directors of Colliding Dreams (2015). They will screen excerpts from their documentary, which has been called “a gripping exploration of Zionism’s meaning, history and future.” There will be ample time for Q&A about Zionism’s impact on Jews, Israelis, and Palestinians. Co-sponsored by Brotherhood.
The annual Celebrate Israel Parade showcases the vibrancy and diversity of Israel and features over 40,000 marchers from many organizations and denominations. Congregation Rodeph Sholom and Rodeph Sholom School march together in a festive and fun afternoon.
We are excited to announce our next family Israel trip will take place in 2021. Led by our clergy, the group will tour sacred and historical sites, hit the beach, and meet experts in history, geography, and cuisine. You will experience the wonders of Israel on a trip that will change your connection to Judaism, Jewish culture, your family, and yourself.