SHABBAT SHALOM, GESHER SHALOM!

November 6th, 2020
Candle Lighting 4:28pm
Mazal Tov to Cantor Paul & Roz Zim on the birth of a grandson

What Were They Praying For?
Left before the picture was snapped: Alfred Strauss & Sharon Berman
 20 people participated in the minyan on the morning after the election—   a bumper crop!... Maybe they couldn’t sleep.
If you can’t sleep, why not join us?
Sunday-Friday at 9:00am
 
Same Election. Different Jews. Very Different Prayers. Read a Selection Here.                   
 
 


KEY CONGRESSIONAL RESULTS
The badasses are back and the squad is bigger, but Rose wilted: Every member of the “badass caucus,” the five moderate Democratic congresswomen with national security backgrounds who won GOP districts in 2018, won reelection in a year where the GOP knocked off other Democrats. Among them are two Jewish women, Elaine Luria, a former Naval commander who represents the military-heavy Virginia Beach area, and Elissa Slotkin, the ex-CIA analyst who represents a district straddling Detroit and Lansing. There were concerns that their collective decision to vote to impeach Trump — a pivotal moment in 2019 — would harm them, but they’re back.

“The Squad,” the Israel-critical quartet of progressive congresswomen elected in 2018, is now a sextet, with the addition of New York’s Jamaal Bowman, who ousted longtime pro-Israel stalwart Eliot Engel in a primary, and Missouri’s Cori Bush, who pulled off a similar primary upset in the St. Louis area. Of the six, three are supportive of the boycott Israel movement: incumbents Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who are outright supporters, and now Bush ,who has said it is an “important” movement. Bowman, like Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, another squad member, has made clear his opposition to BDS, while Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, the best-known member, has not made her views known. Tlaib, perhaps the most Israel-hostile of the group, now has additional street cred for turning out the vote in her district and helping Biden wrest away a state Trump won in 2016.

Another moderate Jewish Democrat who prevailed was Josh Gottheimer, the New Jersey congressman who founded the Problem Solvers Caucus, which seeks to find common ground between Republicans and Democrats. One who went down however was Max Rose of Staten Island. Rose’s opponent, Nicole Malliotakis, sought to link Rose to anti-police protests in New York City; Staten Island is heavy with first responders.

Republicans stay steady: Two Jewish Republicans are going back to Washington. Lee Zeldin handily headed off a challenge in New York’s 1st District, in eastern Long Island, from a Jewish challenger, and David Kustoff in Tennessee sailed back home. Of the Republican Jewish challengers, only Lisa Scheller, facing Jewish Democrat Susan Wild in Pennsylvania’s 7th seems to have a chance, although her lead is decreasing as the vote is counted.

Ossoff to runoff: Jon Ossoff, who challenged incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue in Georgia, appears headed to a January runoff; according to Georgia’s laws, unless a candidate gets 50% plus one, it goes to another election, and Perdue is now at just 50%, with more votes from Democrat-heavy Districts yet to come in. That makes two runoffs: A special election pits Black pastor Raphael Warnock against Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler. In a Georgia Senate election season that has already featured allegations of bigotry, get set for a roller coaster ride.

Mi SheBayrach
We make special prayers for those who are ill at every Shabbat Morning service and during our Monday & Thursday Minyanim. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been adding a special Mi SheBayrach for those who have contracted the coronavirus.

You can add a name (traditionally: Hebrew/Yiddish name and mother’s Hebrew/Yiddish name, but we’ll take English names and the names of those who are not Members of our Tribe) by calling or emailing me.
Or better yet: why not join us for the 9:00am weekday morning minyan, and read the Psalm (in English) just before we include the name of your family member, friend or acquaintance in the Mi SheBayrach
Torah Reading 
VA-YERA
Three strangers/messengers journey past Abraham’s tent site. They are invited in and treated most hospitably. They announce the forthcoming birth of a son to Abraham and Sarah; Sarah reacts with extreme disbelief and is quickly reprimanded for her incredulity.
 
As the strangers/messengers depart, God informs Abraham of the impending destruction of the wicked cities of S’dom and Gomorah. Abraham pleads with God to spare all the inhabitants for the sake of the few righteous among them, but not even ten are to be found.
 
Two of the messengers arrive in S’dom to rescue Abraham’s nephew Lot and his family. Lot demonstrates a similar hospitality to Abraham’s in greeting them and in trying to protect them from the other residents, who seek to molest them. Lot and his family escape to Zoar, but not before Lot’s wife, turning back to view the destruction, is stricken and turned into a pillar of salt. Lot’s daughters, believing themselves to be the last people on earth, drug their father with wine and seduce him. The resulting offspring are the patriarchs of the Moabites and Ammonites.
 
Abraham and Sarah journey briefly to Gerar, where once again Sarah is introduced as Abraham’s sister. As in an earlier episode in Egypt, the consequences are disastrous.
 
Sarah, at age ninety, gives birth to Isaac. At the celebration marking Isaac’s weaning, Ishmael acts improperly; this incident leads to the banishment of Ishmael and his mother, Hagar.
 
Some years later, God commands Abraham to offer his only son Isaac as a sacrifice; Abraham complies unflinchingly. At the last second a divine voice calls out, sparing Isaac. A ram is offered in his stead.
The rabbis of antiquity deduced that all labors necessary for constructing a sanctuary and its appurtenances should serve as the blueprint for Shabbat prohibitions.

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Our Shabbat Services
Friday evenings at 7:00 pm
Shabbat Mornings at 10:30 am
Havdalah at 6:45 pm    
This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)   To remind those who have the yahrzeit for a second time, much closer to the date of the actual observance
2)   To alert friends and acquaintances that someone they know is observing a yahrzeit. We hope that you will show them your support by joining them at our (virtual) minyanim, and helping to assure that Kaddish can be recited with a minyan

  • Mr. Gerald Koszer will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Fela Koszer on Friday evening, November 6th
  • Mrs. Martha Shemin will be observing yahrzeit for her grandfather, Samuel Glass on Saturday evening, November 7th
  • Mr. Jack Reisner will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Malka Rivkah Reisner on Saturday evening, November 7th
  • Ms. Roberta Mathes will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Irma Mathes on Saturday evening, November 7th
  • Mr. Jeffrey Adler will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Ruth Adler on Monday evening, November 9th
  • Mr. Paul Cohen will be observing yahrzeit for his father, Jack Cohen on Monday evening, November 9th
  • Mrs. Martha Shemin will be observing yahrzeit for her uncle, Mr. Albert Glass on Monday evening, November 9th
  • Mrs. Terry Plawker will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Charles David Kurland on Tuesday evening, November 10th
  • Mrs. Gloria Singer will be observing yahrzeit for her sister, Frances Winikoff on Wednesday evening, November 11th
  • Mr. Erwin Dickman will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Estelle Dickman on Wednesday evening, November 11th
  • Mrs. Martha Shemin will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Ruth Miriam Katzen Zitomer on Thursday evening, November 12th

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Adira Kessler
Abraham Ravid

OUR WEEKDAY MINYANIM
(using the new Zoom logins)  
Sunday - Friday Mornings at 9:00 am 

(using the new Zoom logins)  
Sunday - Thursday Evenings at 7:00 pm
 
Special Request: if you purchased or downloaded Siddur Lev Shalem (Shabbat and Holidays) and/or Siddur Sim Shalom (Weekdays), please let Rabbi Stern know. (Please call him or email him).


Our Weekly Programming  
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Mondays at 8:00pm
Jewish Film Festival November 9, 16, 23
 
Wednesdays at Noon
Coffee Talk  (BYO coffee, lunch, etc.)

Thursdays at 11:00
Legends of the Bible
 
Fridays at 11:30
Bible as Literature Class  

EVENING PROGRAMMING:
ScholarStream starts next week!
Please call me for your free access code if you would like to participate:  
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PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENROLL IN EITHER (OR BOTH) CLASSES  kas

Sponsor the ScholarStream Series
Following on the success of our direct-to-public programming for Tikkun Leil Shavuot and Selihot, and in a continuing effort to help our rabbis and congregations during these trying times, the RA, USCJ, JTS and Ziegler are excited to announce a joint initiative to offer high quality adult education opportunities to all those interested in participating. ScholarStream is a four part series which will give communities the opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading scholars and engage deeply with our texts and traditions.
 
The first two series will be offered on the following dates and times, meeting for one hour each week.
 
Hidden Histories and Untold Stories
Tuesdays at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
Join JTS scholars as they uncover the hidden context around biblical figures and important eras in Jewish history.
  • 11/10: Dr. David Fishman on how religious pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewry actually was—or wasn’t
  • 11/17: Dr. Alan Cooper on why we stopped caring about Moses’s descendants
  • 12/1: Dr. Sarah Wolf on how foreign the beit midrash would feel to the early Rabbis
  • 12/8: Dr. Amy Kalmanofsky on what the Bible really had against Jezebel
 
Equity, Forgiveness and Intersectionality
Wednesdays at 10 PM ET / 7 PM PT
Join Ziegler faculty as they explore issues related to race, gender equality, intersectionality, and building a democracy of the future. Download the full descriptions for each Ziegler session here.
  • 11/11: Rabbi Cheryl Peretz will examine the centuries old Jewish march towards gender equality and justice
  • 11/18: Rabbi Dr. Elliot Dorff will explore the concept of communal forgiveness
  • 12/2: Rabbi Dr. Gail Labovitz on what Exodus has to teach us about intersectionality
  • 12/9: Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen on building a multiracial democracy
 
Congregations will be able to sign on as sponsors for either or both series, offering your congregants access to all eight sessions for free. Sponsorship pricing is $150 for congregations up to 399 members, and $250 for 400 members and over. Individuals can sign up at a cost of $25 for the series. We envision that some communities may choose to stay on following the formal session for a follow up discussion led by their rabbi.

Sponsorship deadline is November 2nd. All sponsoring congregations will receive a discount code to send to their congregants to sign up for free. Individuals must sign up for the sessions - registration will be available soon.

Any questions email Max Arad at marad@rabbinicalassembly.org.








LINDA RICHMAN is looking for VOLUNTEERS to share their passion or expertise with the COFFEE TALK crowd….
Your profession
Your avocation
Your hobby
Your expertise 
Your life experiences
Your travels
Please be in touch with the Rabbi to volunteer or to make suggestions for programming…
FUTURE COFFEE TALKS
Coffee Talk—November 11 (using the new Zoom Login/Dial-In)
A Visit to the YIVO Archives…
to examine more treasures from their vast collection with Director of the YIVO Archives, Dr. Stefanie Halpern. (Those of us who went “On the Road” met Dr. Halpern in person last February)
Here is a foretaste of just one aspect of YIVO’s vast and diverse treasures:         
And this article highlights a recent, amazing find in the Archive:
There are a few things that I noticed on the recordings that may mean nothing, but arouse my suspicions about the backgrounds of these cantors and their communities:
· “Stickel” instead of “Shtickel”—no Yiddish speaker would be caught dead mispronouncing this (I wonder how Gen. Colin Powell would pronounce it)
· “tzedoko v’chesed” instead of “tzedoko vo’chesed”—that may be an ingrained mistake, but it caught my ear as incorrect, and someone who lives the liturgy should and can “krechts” like that should know the difference between “v” and “vo”

Coffee Talk—November 18 (using the new Zoom Login/Dial-In)
Join us for a program of Jewish/Yiddish Music and Show Tunes
Presented by Rockleigh resident
Charlotte Poole, violinist
Please note this Special Day and Date for this COFFEE TALK:
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 at Noon
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED 
(please email me to secure your seat in the Knesset)
A Visit to the Knesset with Masorti Israel
The program, under the auspices of Masorti’s Jewish Pluralism Watch, will include a virtual tour of the Knesset and a conversation with Knesset Member,  TELHILA FRIEDMAN, who was featured in my Kol Nidre sermon.
Reservations are required. Please email me to secure your seat in the Knesset. Click here for the Times of Israel article on Tehila Friedman's speech.
Thursdays at 11am:
Re-Inventing the Bible
The Rabbis were both close readers of the text, sensitive to every nuance, and, it turns out, also great fiction writers and spinners of yarn. They weren’t just legal scholars!
Using Louis Ginzberg’s masterful narrative compiling these legends, The Legends of the Jews**, we will continue our exploration of these tales, known as Midrash Aggada.
Available for cheap on Amazon! 
Fridays at 11:30 am (using the new Zoom logins)  
The UN Commemorates the November Pogrom of 1938
Monday, 9 November     
Tuesday, 10 November

VETERANS’ DAY
On Wednesday November 11, at 11:11 a.m. Pacific Time (2:11 p.m. Eastern Time) join us for the Facebook premier (https://www.facebook.com/events/798923734008322/) of "The National Jewish Community Celebration of Veterans Day." This, celebratory event, hosted by JWB Jewish Chaplains Council, a signature program of JCC Association of North America, will acknowledge and honor Jewish veterans, several of whom will share personal stories of their service in the U.S. military and the influence it has had on their lives. A social media toolkit is available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ve5fsyqmnofrlgk/AAD2IKQOzEecFVej4j_ZBCuQa?dl=0 .
Important/Interesting Reads
Sometimes the sadness in our lives seems to fall, coincidentally, in a short period of time. In my family, several yahrzeiten aggregate in May/June (the Hebrew month of Sivan). I know that the same is true for other members of our Shul.


If this doesn’t qualify as an “interesting read”, I don‘t know what does!

Die Welt, one of Germany’s most influential national newspapers, asked AJC CEO David Harris to write a piece about the latest deadly Islamist terror attacks in Paris, Nice, and Vienna. Harris assesses the challenges facing France and Austria, and other European countries, and offers ten policy recommendations for what governments should do to counter the jihadist threat and address integration challenges.
Europe Must Unconditionally Defend Its Values David Harris November 4, 2020
In 2019, I became an Austrian citizen. At the naturalization ceremony in New York, I asked the officials for reading material on my responsibilities as a new citizen. They replied that no such material was available. I respectfully suggested it should be prepared and presented to every new Austrian.
Several years earlier, I addressed a meeting of European Commission officials in Brussels regarding questions of immigration, integration, and identity. I urged the audience to look at the relationship between host states and new arrivals as a kind of social contract.
It is a two-way obligation, as I know from my own family experiences. No, it is not just a matter of the state’s responsibility to provide sanctuary, language and vocational training, health care, and temporary shelter, important as these issues obviously are.
It is also a question of the newcomer’s responsibility to understand and respect a nation’s distinctive values, including, in the case of EU member states, the commitment to democracy, gender equality, freedom of — and from —religion, and respect for pluralism.
Yet, it is abundantly clear that those values are not always defended, including in the process of integration, which has gone unevenly in Europe, as evidenced most recently in France and Austria with deadly attacks by Islamist terrorists living in those countries.
What should be done, as Europe faces the stark reality that all is not well, and that the passage of time alone or, for that matter, wishful thinking will not ensure successful integration and reduce violent threats?
First, European countries should unapologetically defend their core democratic values and beliefs, including, in the case of France, laicité, or secularism.
Second, develop ongoing programs to foster a true sense of integration. On a societal level, barriers to full participation must be removed, and any form of discrimination or stigmatization must be fought.
Third, do everything possible to discourage the creation of parallel societies, which only foster multi-generational resentment and a sense of socio-political detachment.
Fourth, confront the fact that the foot soldiers in the jihadist wars may perhaps be driven by poverty or alienation, but the masterminds are driven by ideological zealotry.
Fifth, end foreign funding from hostile sources of religious figures and institutions that teach and preach extremism and violence. In the case of Germany, for example, that might include Iran, Turkey, Qatar, and other Muslim Brotherhood networks.
Sixth, pay closer attention to religious chaplains who visit prisons and offer counseling to inmates. Too often in the past, this has led to a process of recruitment and radicalization.
Seventh, act quicker to ban associations with a terrorist character. It is shameful that the EU created an artificially bifurcated Hezbollah, recognizing only the so-called “military wing” as a terror group. Fortunately, five EU member states — Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, and Netherlands — have acted on their own. Will others follow? Meanwhile, France is now taking action against the Grey Wolves, a Turkish-inspired fascist movement. Will others, including the EU itself, do the same? And will Germany finally take action against the Iran-focused Islamic Center of Hamburg?
Eighth, speaking of Turkey, it’s high time to get tougher with President Erdogan’s blatant, and repeated, interference in European affairs, including his efforts to organize and monitor Turkish communities from Austria to Netherlands, from Belgium to Germany.
Ninth, it took the EU too many years to agree on, and then implement, a counter-terrorist program called PNR (Passenger Name Report) that allows the sharing of information about travelers. Some countries saw this is as an infringement of privacy rights, when, in fact, its impetus was driven by urgent security needs. When such decisions take years and years, the consequences in the interim can be fatal.
And tenth, the tools of terrorism today are often cross-border. They involve state and non-state actors, cyberspace, migration, money laundering, organized crime, political penetration, front groups and companies, abuse of legal systems, etc.
The more Europe shares information and best practices within its borders, and also with other likeminded nations, including the United States, Israel, and moderate Arab countries, the more likely success will result in thwarting recruitment and attacks, and strengthening preparedness and national resilience.
Europe, including France and Austria, is not new to jihadist dangers. The most recent deadly attacks in Paris, Nice, and Vienna are another painful reminder that the threat is real, no country is immune, and, alas, there are no quick, overnight fixes.
 
The American Jewish Soviet Experience                                                                   
A conversation with Natan Sharansky, author of ‘Never Alone: Prison, Politics, and My People’
This article is more than it appears. It is a fascinating history lesson tracing the roots of Israeli food to the shortages and deprivations at the time of the founding of the State, and a bonus brief video on the Elite chocolate company:
Increasingly trendy worldwide, Israeli food mixes the flavors of the Middle East and the Jewish Diaspora.
A look inside the unusual alliance objecting to the state’s treatment of religious schools and houses of worship

I read this article last Friday—too late to include in the Shab Sha in time for the change to EST. Still it’s a great article, even if it was originally printed 2 years ago. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:
When Daylight Savings Time ends and begins, it falls to Marvin Schneider, 79, New York's official clock master, to reset some of the grandest clocks in the city. He is also an ordained rabbi!  
Israel
 
Malawi is one of the few African states with which Israel has continuously had diplomatic relations since its founding in 1964.
Jews from the Former Soviet Union Have Had an Outsized Tech Impact Worldwide. Israel’s Government Wants to Harness That and Reach Out to Jews Remaining in the FSU to Bolster Their Jewish Identity.
24 hours after receiving the first dose at Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan, Segev Harel is discharged, hopes ‘we will bring the vaccine to Israel and to the whole world’                                       
BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism
Bipartisan Senate Group Fighting Anti-Semitism Marks Its First Anniversary
The Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism marked its first year advancing legislation against Anti-Semitism – and calling out acts of Anti-Semitic hate in the U.S. and abroad. Launched by Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and James Lankford (R-OK), the 38-member group includes an equal number of Democrats and Republicans. “More than a third of the Senate has joined us…to condemn acts of hate, promote a uniform definition of anti-Semitism…and ensure our schools…provide education on the Holocaust,” said Sen. Lankford. “We have an ongoing responsibility…to confront anti-Semitism wherever it rears its ugly head,” Sen. Rosen stated.
Sens. Rosen and Lankford co-sponsored the Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019, which authorized federal grants to better protect nonprofits against terror attacks. The Task Force also vehemently condemned violent Anti-Semitic attacks and called on Americans to reject Anti-Semitism, racism and xenophobia in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. A new study from the American Jewish Committee found that 82% of Jewish Americans believe Anti-Semitism has increased over the past five years. 27% reported their Jewish institutions had “been the targets of anti-Semitism” since the October 2018 massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and 37% had “taken steps to conceal their Jewishness in public.” A companion Task Force fights Anti-Semitism from the floor of the House of Representatives.
Others see it, too
I just want Jewish people to be safe wherever they live in the United States.                                                                      
The Palestinians
Sudanese Official: "Any Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon Is in Better Shape than Sudan"
"The Middle East is changing, and Sudan wants to be part of the process. We have a unique opportunity to rehabilitate our society and our economy. The Palestinians are angry? They're angry with us, when any Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon is in better shape than Sudan? The days when the Palestinian problem was dumped on Sudan are over. We are working for the future of Sudan and our children and grandchildren." 
The Gulf /Arab States
What happens if Pres. Trump meets Mohammed Dahlan, and finds him more charming than Bibi, or determines that Dahlan merits greater attention? I worry about the President’s propensity for gut-based decision-making and for favoring personality over thought-through policy:
An exiled foe of Mahmoud Abbas helped engineer the Arab peace deals with Israel that are infuriating the aging Palestinian president.
 

I wonder whether any of it is grown in the West Bank...
 
 
The warm relationship developing between Israel and UAE and Bahrain has led to a rise in the number of businesspeople in the Gulf learning Hebrew online.     

Hi-Tech

Israeli Startups Raised $800 Million in October                                                    
On track for a record-breaking year           
Bio Milk may sound like agricultural fiction, but with a decade of research and the company soon going public, its lab-produced replicas could become one of Israeli science's latest cash “cows”
Pop Culture 
I posted a segment of his speech from the ADL Gala last January in last week’s Shab Sha (it is referenced within the article, as well):
The Jewish comedian is having a moment, and wow, does he deserve it.
 
 
The pandemic put a halt to in-person Israeli folk dance sessions. But now that the teachers and choreographers have gone online, dancers can learn and participate with others from thousands of miles away, in their own living rooms.  
 
WELCOME TO THE MID-FALL SESSION OF 
ONLINE CLASSES
The Whizin Center for Continuing Education is pleased to present our mid-fall lineup of classes and learning opportunities, delivered in an ONLINE format.
We wish continued good health and safety to the entire community. We will be updating our offerings and classes on an ongoing basis. Be sure to visit our website to learn more: www.aju.edu/whizin.

Social Chutzpah: How Three Jewish Social Media Mavens are Standing Up to Antisemitism. Panelists: Whitney Fisch, Peter Fox, and Ariel Scheer Stein   November 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Whitney Fisch, Peter Fox, and Ariel Scheer Stein have a combined following of over 40,000 individuals. In 2020, social media and journalism are two of the most effective ways to reach large audiences. Join us as we hear from them about how they use their platforms to fight antisemitism.

Whitney is the Creator of and Blogger for Jewhungry and the Executive Director of the Hillel at Miami University in Oxford, OH. When not dealing with the holy work of Hillel, Whitney is at home dealing with the trials and tribulations of her 3 young children as well as cooking... a lot. She blogs about all things food and life on her blog, http://jewhungrytheblog.com/.

Peter is an advertising and media professional in New York. He's a past Fellow at the LGBTQ pro-Israel group A Wider Bridge. His writing has been featured in The Forward, Tablet Magazine, The Jerusalem Post, and The Advocate. You can find him on Twitter @thatpeterfox where he tweets to an audience of over 15,000 followers.

Ariel, a New Jersey native, launched her blog ‘Ariel Loves,’ in 2016 where she shares her motherhood journey, Jewish living, home decor, and travel. Ariel’s work has been featured on Red Tricycle, The Bump, Mindr, Ellie Parents, and offMetro. You can keep up with Ariel on instagram @Ariel.Loves or her blog ArielLoves.com.

To find out more about this event, call Dena Dubofsky at (973)379-8327 or dubofskyd@ajc.org

25 years ago today, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated because he was building a world where the Jewish State and her neighbors could live side-by-side in peace. 

Especially in these fraught times, the Z3 Project honors his memory by continuing to fight for the cause: not just for peace between Israel and her neighbors, but also peace between ourselves. Let’s come together now — left and right, Orthodox and secular, West Bank settler and Berkeley student—to embrace our shared legacy and a common destiny.

Be a part of The Z3 Project, a virtual experience during the week of Hanukkah, Dec. 10-17, 2020. Join artists, performers, speakers, and regular folks from around the world as we reimagine Diaspora-Israel relations in an online communal experience like none other. 
The 2020 gathering will be 100% online, during the eight days of Hanukkah, from December 10 through December 17, 2020. On each day, we will premiere exclusive Main Stage conversations, alongside feature articles and educational videos. In addition, there will be local conversations hosted by JCCs from around the globe. Keep your eyes on the program for up to date information.
The $36 registration fee gives you an all-access pass to every aspect of the global Z3 Experience, including voting rights in the Z3 Giving Circle. Proceeds from ticket sales will support seven programs at partner JCCs worldwide, based on votes by ticket holders, with final results revealed during the closing session. This is Z3's new spin on Hanukkah - until the very end of this eight-day virtual experience, you have a stake and a say in our future: your money, your vote, and your voice.

SAUL AND RUBY'S HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR BAND                                            
Two Holocaust survivors in South Florida form a klezmer band.
Israeli Culture in North America
Thursday, November 5, 2020
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