Israel Affairs

Upcoming Events

American Jews Break Their Silence: An intimate conversation with American-born IDF soldiers on encountering the Occupation
Thursday, November 21 at 7:30p

Join us for an evening of conversation with brave young American veterans of the IDF returning with urgent questions about Israel’s occupation and its future. Hear from the growing number of American lone soldiers who are breaking their silence – for the first time – about the moral costs of the occupation.

Sponsored by Temple Sinai, The New Israel Fund, and Breaking the Silence


Opening of the Embracing Our Differences (Shonim b’Yachad) Art Show and ”An Update on  Current Situation in Israel” by  Amir Tibon,  DC correspondent for Haaretz
Thursday December 5 at 7:30p

Please join us for the opening of an exhibit of Israeli art work on the subject of tolerance, equality, accepting the other, and valuing a shared society,  and for a  talk by Amir Tibon on the current situation in Israel.

Jewish and Arab elementary and secondary school  youths in the greater Tel Aviv area participated in the contest.  The winning artwork has been displayed at Jaffa port since June 2019 and have been seen by thousands of visitors. Upon attending the exhibition opening three years ago, Mrs. Nechama Rivlin  (z’l), wife of Israel’s president, said “This exhibition can teach us all a lesson about humanity, tolerance and inclusion.” This program has been supported by Temple Sinai and other institutions.

The Daniel Centers for Progressive Judaism, led by Rabbi Meir Azari, organized the program, which is now beginning its fourth year. The winning posters will be shown in other US cities.

Amir Tibon’s  writings on Israel and the Middle East have appeared in Foreign Affairs, The AtlanticPolitico Magazine, The New Yorker, Tablet Magazine, The New Republic, The Huffington Post, The American Interest and The Jerusalem Report.

All are welcome; no RSVP required.


The Israel Affairs Committee promotes temple engagement with and dialogue about Israel, and its programming reflects and respects diverse perspectives.