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Operating Together in Harmony: A Night of Music for Israel
Join with the Temple Emeth community for an evening of music to support Operating Together, an organization that brings Israeli and Palestinian trauma surgeons together to promote healing on both sides of the border. We heard a presentation about this wonderful organization in January. The evening will include the musical talent of Rabbi Max Chaiken, Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr, and Thomas Mustachio.

From the Yom Kippur War to October 7: What it Means for Israel and U.S. Colleges
Sunday, April 7, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.
Join us for a Byachad Breakfast and learn about the October 7 war, its impact on Israel today, and the ramifications for US college campuses. Our speaker is Professor S. Abraham (Avri ) Ravid, a finance professor, as well as a veteran officer in the Yom Kippur War and former journalist. Professor Ravid is the Sy Syms Finance Chair at Yeshiva University. He has published dozens of academic papers and been the recipient of many academic awards.


Israel/ARZA Committee Breakfast
Sunday, January 28, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.
Guest speaker Dr. Adam Lee Goldstein will speak on From an American Teenager Immigrating to Israel, to Trauma Surgeon, War, and a Mission for Peace through Surgery. Dr. Goldstein is the head of trauma surgery at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel, and the co-director of Operating Together: Israeli and Palestinian Surgeons United. Dr. Goldstein aims to optimize trauma care for the community, strengthen access to care for neglected populations, and form bridges of communication and cooperation with Palestinian peers. The current war between Israel and Hamas has created tremendous challenges, but has not diminished his resolve to promote healing on both sides of the border. While registration is closed for the breakfast, you can listen to the talk in person or via Zoom. Check the weekly email for login information. To support Dr. Goldstein and the work of Operating Together, go to the organization’s donation page by clicking here

Teaneck Unites for Israel: An Evening of Unity, Prayer and Music
Sunday, January 7, 2024 from 5:30 pm to 6:45 pm,
Jewish Center of Teaneck

Temple Emeth’s Israel/ARZA Committee is co-sponsoring a program to unite with members of the Jewish community on the three month anniversary of the Hamas attack on Israel. The program is family friendly, and the prayers will be according to the customs of the host synagogue.  Rabbi Elliot Schrier of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun will offer Words of Inspiration, and music will be led by Binyomin Ginzberg.

Our New Reality After October 7
A class led by Rabbi Steven Sirbu

Tuesdays, January 9, 16, 23, February 6, 2024, from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

The October 7 attack on Israel and the war that followed has upended many of our assumptions about Israel, antisemitism, and American Jewish identity. This class, to be held in the Youth Lounge and on Zoom, will combine history and current events to help understand how we got to this point. We will also discuss the safety of Jews in the current political climate, and how pro-Israel activism has changed. Bring your questions and your opinions, but remember, each class lasts only 60 minutes.

In response to the war in Israel, Temple Emeth's Israel/Arza Committee initiated an emergency campaign to raise $5,000, by the end of Chanukah, for American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA), the primary ambulance service in Israel. Please give generously so Temple Emeth can show its support for Israel and pikuach nefesh (saving lives).

Plan to attend Shabbat Evening services on Friday, December 1 at 8:00 p.m. as we welcome a guest speaker from AFMDA, Jordan Katz (pictured), who was trained by MDA and served as an ambulance driver in Israel.

To donate as part of the Temple Emeth team, click here.

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