Temple Sholom Greenwich CT, Jewish Synagogue Greenwich CT

300 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich, CT 06830
T 203.869.7191  F 203.661.4811  [email protected]

Temple Sholom's Israel Advocacy & Education Initiative

In June 2010, Temple Sholom put a formal mission in place to educate the community on Israel and to help create a bond between our synagogue and the citizens of Israel. Temple Sholom's programming—made possible with the support of the Amy Lipton z'l Israel Action Fund—provides resources and effective avenues that help establish cultural professional, spiritual and economic ties to Israel and assist with effective advocacy on Israel’s behalf.

PROGRAMS

Upcoming Events - To Be Determined

TRAVEL

Temple Sholom has led groups of all ages to Israel for missions, including b'nai mitzvah trips, teen trips, family trips and interfaith missions.

Upcoming Trips
Interfaith Mission to Israel, February 2018. For more information please contact Lori Baden, Associate Executive Director at (203) 542-7172 or email [email protected]. Visit www.israelmaven.com/minisite/greenwich_interfaith/ for itinerary, hotels, pricing and more.

    

ACTIVISM/ADVOCACY

Israel must never be prey to those who hate her and the Jewish people. Our response to anti-zionism, which is anti-Semitism, needs to be quick and effective. Temple Sholom partners with appropriate community organizations to assist our members in how to increase their own awareness of the outstanding issues and then be able to appropriately advocate on Israel’s behalf.

PAST PROGRAMMING

Election Results from an Israeli Perspective, November 9, 2016
Israeli Deputy Consul General of New England Matan Zamir. Includes a special commemoration of the 78th Anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Co-sponsored with AJC, Congregation Agudath Sholom, Greenwich Reform and Temple Beth El.

Bret Stephens, March 10, 2016
In a moderated discussion, Bret Stephens, the foreign affairs columnist and deputy editorial page editor of the Wall Street Journal, provided his perspective on foreign policy and the U.S.-Israel relationship. 

Film Screening of The Green Prince, April 12, 2016
Members of Temple Sholom and the surrounding community viewed a private screening of the film The Green Prince, which details the extraordinary true story of Palestinian-born Israeli informant Mosab Hassan Yosef and his Israel Shin Bet handler.

Mosab Hassan Yousef, May 11, 2016
Yousef discussed and signed copies of his New York Times bestseller Son of Hamas. The book unveils the truth about his role in one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organizations and addresses the divide between his family and homeland after publicizing his newfound faith.

Special Lunch ‘n Learn at Six13 Restaurant, Tuesday, July 12, 2016
at Six13, 108 Prospect Street, Stamford.
Rabbi Mitch and Rabbi Daniel Cohen from Congregation Agudath Sholom discussed the topic: “Why Israel?”

Guest Speaker Ari Fleischer, Former White House Press Secretary
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Guest Speakers Allan Houston and Taylor Beck presented A Personal Perspective on Israel
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
 Co-sponsorted with AIPAC.