Israel Connection Events
Friday, April 12 - Guest Speaker: Anat Hoffman
Anat Hoffman & IRAC Follow Up - Tallit, Newsletter & Pictures!
Two weeks ago our community had the good fortune of welcoming Anat Hoffman to TBE. Hundreds in our community gathered for Shabbat and the opportunity to hear Anat’s moving stories and to learn about her civil acts of heroism in Israel. She delivered a moving and inspirational presentation, not missing an opportunity to stir us with her unforgettable and candid sense of humor. Thanks to everyone who made this special evening possible. Now it is our responsibility to continue the sacred work of the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC), fighting for pluralism and equality in Israel.
Friday, April 5
Here’s what we can do:
- Visit www.IRAC.org to sign up for Anat’s weekly newsletter and take immediate action to sign petitions and reach out to political leaders.
- Click here to order a beautiful Women of the Wall Tallit. Download the form and return it to Rabbi Saphire by May 8 with a check made out to 'Women of the Wall.' The proceeds of the tallitot will benefit IRAC and Anat’s work.
- Join us for a follow-up meeting on Tuesday May 7 at 7:30 pm to plan our next action steps in partnering with Anat and IRAC.
- Visit the TBE Facebook page to view pictures of the event, including pictures of the Women of the Wall Tallit.
Guest Speakers: Israeli Soldiers from CJP’s Hatikvah Officers Mission6:00 pm - Shabbat Service7:15 pm - Shabbat Community Dinner8:00 pm - Parallel Adult and Children’s programming with the soldiers
Join us as we hear from Israeli Officers from Haifa about their life in Israel and experiences in the Israeli army. These soldiers (male and female) include air force pilots and naval commanders, among others, who will be here as part of CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection. They are members of a special delegation, sent from Haifa, who will participate in the community observation for Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance) on Sunday, April 7, at 10:30 a.m. at Faneuil Hall. CJP’s Boston-Haifa Connection is devoted to strengthening the dynamic partnership between these sister cities, resulting in two vibrant, deeply connected Jewish communities. Check back soon to RSVP to dinner! Wednesdays, Beginning October 17, 2012
New Date: Friday, February 22
Ofer Zmiri course on Israel’s security. Mr. Zmiri is the former security chief of Ben Gurion Airport and has expertise in international issues related to security and terrorism. He has expertise in Middle East and Israeli current events and politics.
Guest Speaker: Ofer Zmiri, former Security Director of Ben-Gurion International Airport6:00 pm - Shabbat Service7:15 pm - Shabbat Community Dinner8:00 pm - Ofer Zmiri
About 25 Temple members were exposed to Ofer at his 8 week course this past fall on Israel’s Security Philosophy. They were mesmerized by his articulateness and his knowledge of what takes place behind the scenes in the world of security. Some even brought friends to class to hear him. Those who have travelled to Israel have experienced first hand the profiling protocol he developed at Ben-Gurion airport. Subsequent to his assignment there, Ofer was assigned by the Israeli government to serve in top executive security positions all over the world, including the Middle East, Europe and the United States. By popular demand, Ofer’s students at TBE have requested that he teach another 8 week course which will begin in March. Get to know Ofer yourself on February 22. He will regale you with his experiences, knowledge and insights. Mark your calendar and plan to attend. Dinner reservations are closed, but you do not need to attend dinner to participate at 8:00 pm Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:00 pm
Join us in partnership with CJP for an Israel Advocacy Guest Speaker. Mr. Meir Javedanfar is an Iranian-Israeli Middle East analyst specializing in Iranian affairs. He teaches the “Contemporary Iranian Politics” course at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel.
Beginning January 2013, Sunday Mornings 9:00-10:00 am
iENGAGE (Israel Study from the Hartman Institute in Jerusalem with Rabbi Sisenwine)