Cantor Paul Leading Jerusalem of Gold Ohev Shalom Israel Trip 2020

Ohev Shalom of Bucks County is excited to announce their “Jerusalem of Gold” Israel trip that will take place from May 17, 2020 until May 28, 2020. This exciting tip is led by Cantor Paul Frimark and his wife Arelene Frimark. The trip’s itineray includes an off the beaten track excursion of the Ramon Crater, a trip to the Negev Desert, Shabbat in Jerusalem, the Caves of Qumran where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, and a trip to Tel Aviv. Israeli breakfast will be served daily and multiple dinners & lunches will be included with the various tour stops.

The trip will be led by a professional English-speaking tour guide. Hotel costs are included per adult double occupancy rates of $4950 per person (please add a 3% supplement if paying by credit card). A $750 deposit is requested to reserve your spot with all checks payable to Journeys Unlimited. Cost of round-trip airfare from country of origin to Israel as well as beverages of any kind are not included. Final payments are due on February 16, 2020.

For more information about this trip, please email Cantor Paul Frimark at [email protected]

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Ohev Shalom of Bucks County Israel Trip 2020

Red States, Blue States and the Jewish State: The Future of Israel, the Wider Middle East and America

Gil Hoffman, the chief political correspondent for The Jerusalem Post, will speak about the future of Israel, the wider Middle East and America, in a program titled “Red States, Blue States and the Jewish State.” Well-connected to Israeli and Palestinian leaders, Hoffman has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, has been interviewed by top media on six continents and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al-Jazeera and other news outlets. Hoffman provides a behind-the-scenes look at the intrigue and humor in the Israeli political arena. This event is free and open to the public.Gil Hoffman fin

Lee Bender has Died

Editor’s Note: The synagogue was packed for Lee Bender’s funeral Friday morning September 13th, at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El. Lee contributed numerous articles to the Philadelphia Jewish Voice.

Lee Bender. Photo: ZOA

It is with profound sadness that the Zionist Organization of America announces the passing of its longtime Philadelphia co-president, Lee Bender, Esq.

Lee was an unabashed Zionist and a prolific writer who was committed to advocacy and activism. Lee was Philadelphia’s co-president from 2012 to 2019. His activities with ZOA and for the cause of ZOA, Zionism, Israel and the Jewish community knew no bounds. From giving presentations throughout the region with co-author Jerry Verlin, to helping to manage the chapter, to high-level meetings with communal leaders and other officials, to stuffing envelopes – Lee did it all and with passion.

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AMIT Philadelphia Council/Shira Chapter Generations-in-Israel

Join us for dinner as we honor Eti Berkowitz for her many years of service and dedication to AMIT and to the children in Israel. The Torah Academy Girls’ Choir will be on hand to entertain and delight our guests.

The dinner will be hosted in a private home in Merion Station. The address will be provided with your confirmed reservation.

Please visit www.amitchildren.org/events for more information.

Join the Lego Man in Building Jerusalem out of LEGOs at Ohev Shalom

Stephen Schwartz, who is also known as Lego Man, will lead a LEGO® building workshop at Ohev Shalom of Bucks County on February 10, 2019 from 10 AM until 12 PM.

 

Please join us for this exciting workshop when Stephen Schwartz Man will lead us in building a replica of Jerusalem out of 70,000 LEGO® blocks. Stephen Schwartz (a.k.a. Lego Man) is an Architect of Building Blocks Workshops who leads two-hour LEGO workshops. Come and have fun using your imagination in creating a LEGO replica of Jerusalem during this exciting, educational, and engaging event. This event is free and open to the public. Children of all ages both young and old are welcome to attend provided you love playing with LEGO® blocks! As you know, LEGO® blocks hurt when you step on them, so please wear socks to this event.

 

For more information, please call 215-322-9595.

 

Building Blocks Workshops is a model building “large Group Activity” that is presented through the vision of an Architect. Participants are encouraged to build structurally sound, interesting, and whimsical models that have an architectural character worthy of the history they represent. They are Exciting, and Engaging, and Educational. Each program is a 2 hour fast paced activity utilizing 70,000 LEGO® Building Blocks.

Temple Beth Ami Brunch & Learn

On Sunday, November 25th at 10:30 AM Temple Beth Ami will be hosting a Brunch & Learn with Bat El Trabelsi, Shlicha. Bat El is a public speaker from Israel that currently serves as a resource to the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. For two years, Bat El is bringing all aspects of Israeli life and culture to the Philadelphia area. Her energy as well as her outgoing personality make for a must see presentation. If you would like more information stop by the Temple Beth Ami office 9201 Old Bustleton Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19115, call 215 673-22511 or email us at [email protected] Donation/Price: $10.00 Members. $12.00 Non-members.

An Evening With Frank Luntz

“American Public Opinion About Israel: What Forms It and What Can Pro-Israel Advocates Do To Help Improve It” will be the focus of TV personality and public-opinion maven Frank Luntz’s presentation.

The event takes place on Tuesday, June 26 at the Philadelphia Marriott at 1201 Market St.

The presentation begins at 7 p.m.

Please consider joining us at 6 p.m. for an exclusive Patrons’ Reception with Luntz where you can meet him and speak with him – there will not be an opportunity to do so during the presentation. The reception will include glatt-kosher food plus wines from Israel.
Tickets are $36/$18 for students and those ages 25 and younger for the presentation only.

Reception tickets are $200 each and include admission to Luntz’s presentation.

Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite.com and you can also purchase them by check.
Purchase tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-frank-luntz-taylor-forum-tickets-46327028389
Checks made payable to “ZOA” can be sent to: ZOA, P.O. Box 56, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19066.

This is a Taylor Forum event presented by Greater Philadelphia ZOA in memory of attorney and dedicated Zionist Jerome Taylor, who was a Greater Philadelphia ZOA board member.
For more information, call our Office at 610-660-9466.

Aunt Katy’s Hungarian Yeast Cake

Photo: Alex Gall.

Shabbat in Israel has unspoken rituals. People eat lunch at around noon, and then rest until 4 p.m. No one calls or rings door bells during those four hours. After the siesta, social life begins again with cake and coffee. The streets fill with people on the way to their friends’ homes for an afternoon visit. Most hosts eschew the convenience of cake mixes or store-bought cakes. They take pride in their family recipes and the pastries they bake themselves. One of my most memorable coffee klatsch experiences was with my Aunt Katy. She baked her family’s Hungarian yeast cake, filled with walnuts from the tree in her garden. [Read more…]