A coupe of weeks ago we announced the launch of a new project -- the Jonathan Pear Farm, or PE'AH (Positive Education through Agriculture in our Homeland) - and solicited your support. We continue to thank all those who have generously answered this call; new donations are in red.
Jonathan and Rachel Hoffer
Sponsorship of a Grove:
David and Michal Margolese
Jen and Michael Willner
Sponsorship of a Tree:
Kenny and Sandy Lerner
Mary Margolis / Simcha & Sara Margolis
David and Suri Kufeld
Ann and Hanoch Saban
Herb and Fran Wilson
Jenny and Naftali Sternlicht
Scott and Heidi Lawrence
Judy and Zev (Balint) Uslan
Catherine and Peter Lyssy
Carol and Michael Dean
Malka and Shaya Kelter
Charmaine Gruber, in memory of her mother, Sara Michla bat David
If you would like to join this growing list of partners, we welcome your support at any level. All donations will be recognized in forthcoming e-mails, while those of "Planters" and above will also be recognized permanently on a plaque in our Jerusalem Beit Natan headquarters .
Farm Founder: 36,000 NIS / $10,000
The Tree of Life Society: 18,000 NIS / $5,000
Sponsorship of a Grove (1 Dunam) of Trees: 12,000 NIS / $3,600
Alternatively, you may follow either of the below links to make a credit card payment instantly: PayPal(Israeli and Most Other Countries) or Network For Good (US tax deduction included). As always, checks to Shir Hadash are of course welcome as well -- sent to either 11 E. 86th Street, 7A / NY, NY 10028 in the US or HaPalmach 54/3 Jerusalem in Israel.
SHIR HADASH'S NEW CONVERSION PROGRAM
Do you know someone for whom the below program might be relevant? If so, please forward and invite them to join. Classes will be held at Shir Hadash (and Rabbi Pear will be among the teachers).
ELECTIONS ... BUT NOT WHAT YOU THINK
Elections for the local Community Council are upon us, and a number of members and supporters of our community are running -- including:
Effy Hochstein (former Gan Parent and Supporter) representing Kiryat Shmuel
Ady Solomon (current Gan Parent) representing Talbiya
Motti Gigi (shul member) representing Moshavot
Efrat Benn (former member) representing Rechavia
In addition, our always active and inspirational member Peta Pellach has organized under the banner of The Kiverstein Institute an important program to help explain these elections:
Jerusalem Democracy In Action: The Importance of 22nd December
This online event will take place THIS Sunday night, December 20th at 8:00 PM. Participants will include Dr Laura Wharton, Jerusalem City Councilor (and immigrant from the US), Miriam Atlas (Olim coordinator at the Ginot Ha’Ir Community Council), and Hamutal Gouri, Senior Fellow at the Kiverstein Institute and Story-teller for social change. The program will be moderated by Peta Jones Pellach, Senior Fellow, Kiverstein Institute and member of Shir Hadash.
To receive the Zoom link, e-mail peta at email@example.com.
Upcoming schedule of 10 AM Weekly Parsha includes:
Thursday, Dec. 17: Peta Pellach
Friday, Dec 25: R. Aaron Poston
Friday, January 1: R. Robert Rhodes
And in other news ...
Last Spots in Gan ...
Our younger class is now full. A few spaces remain available for our older 2.5-3.5 year old class. To learn more, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shir Hadash's activities take place in Beit Natan(named after JJ Greenberg),located at Yakov Rubin Street #1, overlooking the Moon Grove (Chorshat HaYa're'ach) on the border of the German Colony and Talbiya Neighborhoods. (Click here for Map)