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WE STAND WITH ISRAEL

 

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Join Jewish National Fund (JNF) January 21-25, 2024 in Israel for a volunteer trip and memorable experience!

Spend 4 days in Israel to help provide immediate relief, make a difference, and come away feeling the meaningful impact of your work.

Volunteering Highlights:  

  • Spend time with evacuees and the people who are providing lifesaving efforts to support them.  
  • Take part in community service helping with anything needed, from cooking to assistance in the daycares, laundry, or cleaning up.  
  • Work together with HaShomer HaChadash in farms, picking vegetables and other crops that will ensure that we will help prevent a massive shortage in the Israeli market and that no farmer is left alone. 
  • Volunteer with Sar-El at an army base, take on logistical roles necessary to fill the void of the over 350,000 Israelis serving in the IDF and reserves.  

You can learn more about this mission and other opportunities to volunteer in Israel by clicking here

upcoming events

Enveloped in Light: A Hanukkah Tribute to the Israelis of the Gaza Envelope

In the spirit of Hanukkah, when we seek to illuminate the darkness with light, B’nai Israel will exhibit 8 beautiful pieces of art which reveal the beauty of the different communities in the Gaza Envelope (Otef Aza), the region around Gaza which includes many villages and kibbutzim that were directly impacted by the attacks of October 7.

B’nai Israel families are invited to be sponsors for selected pieces of artwork ($36 per sponsorship).

All proceeds will be donated to the Shoresh Fund to support the recovery of families impacted by the attacks. Learn more.

Orders are due on Thursday, December 7 at 11:59 PM.

Order pick-up is on Thursday, December 14 from 1:30-3:30 PM, and 5:30–7:00 PM at Uriel's desk in the main office.


Weekly updates from our congregational shlicha, uriel lin

Uriel is sharing her thoughts and feelings with the congregation weekly. Please click here to view her messages. Please click here to sign up for our Israel Affairs listserve and receive these weekly reflections in your inbox.


Presentation of Flowers and Good Will from Pastor Heber Paredes

Click here for the message from Pastor Heber Paredes of IRE Church.

 


A Special Message from RAdm. Daniel Hagari 

"The support of the Jewish people around the world for the IDF and Israel is overwhelming. We feel your love." Click here to view.


FUNDS TO SUPPORT ISRAEL

Israel Crisis Relief Fund of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Israel Crisis Relief - Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (shalomdc.org)

Fund for Victims of Terror of the Jewish Agency (https://www.jafina.org/crisis-in-israel/

Israeli Resilience Campaign of Jewish National Fund
https://my.jnf.org/israel-resilience-campaign

Soldiers of Gaza Brigade & Nahal, Cousin of Uriel Lin, Congregational Shlicha (https://www.charidy.com/vests/IDF

Leket Stands with Southern Israel 

Students Support Israel (https://www.ssimovement.org/)


SUPPORT FROM JSSA

JSSA has also put together a resource page listing their support programs as well as other community resources and articles to help us get through this difficult time.

JSSA's Mental Health Services staff have expanded their hours and their reach in service to the community. The J-CARING Community Support Line (703-JCARING) has been mobilized to help people access needed resources both at JSSA and in the broader community.  

past event RESOURCES

ON OCTOBER 14, WE GATHERED FOR ISRAEL SOLIDARITY SHABBAT AT B’NAI ISRAEL. HERE ARE SOME SELECTED PIECES:

Shabbat Sermon given by Rabbi Michael Safra: Israel Solidarity Shabbat
Click here to read and here to watch. 

Hatikvah (video) with Cantor Josh C. Perlman
Adon Olam (video) to the tune of Yerushalyim shel Zahav with Cantor Josh C. Perlman

Sun, April 14 2024 6 Nisan 5784