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Israel Programming

At this challenging time, Oheb Shalom is committed to producing and promoting thoughtful and thought-provoking programming that confronts and dissects the issues confronting Israel today. Take a look at what's coming up (and what we've done so far) below:


Tuesdays, April 2, 9, and 16, 7-8 pm
"Poetry for Our Days"
With Rachel Korazim
The calamity of October 7 has left Israel and the Jewish world in shock and despair. As more details of the horror unfold, Israelis are finding themselves less able to talk about it. The expression most commonly used is “ein milim – there are no words.” And yet, there are those Israelis who are finding the words to express pain and anger, despair and abandonment. In our sessions we will read and discuss poetry written by Israelis during these very days in response to October 7. The poems are often raw and painful, while at the same time full of love and even hope.  

Study with master educator Rachel Korazim, a scholar of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, who specializes in Holocaust education, poetry, and curriculum development in Israel. Rachel will join us over Zoom from her home in Israel.   
Co-sponsored with Congregation Beth-El, Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, and Congregation B'nai Israel.
To RSVP for this series, click here.


Past Israel-related events that Oheb has hosted or in which Oheb has taken part:

Oct 8, 2023 - Greater MetroWest Community Gathering in Solidarity with Israel at Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills
Oct 9 - Brief online gathering held to create a "landing spot" for anyone who wishes to pray and feel one another’s presence
Oct 10 - Home page carousel slide added, directs to Greater MetroWest Federation resource page
Oct 15 - Israel Solidarity March and Rally, 85 Mt Pleasant Ave, Livingston
Oct 23 - In weekly email, Rabbi Treu and Cantor Kissner invite congregants to sign up to read Torah for someone in Israel.
Oct 28 - Havdalah of Healing and Hope, Spiotta Park, South Orange
Nov 14 - March Against Antisemitism in Washington, DC
Dec 3 - Listening Circle at Oheb Shalom
Dec 4 - Understanding Antisemtism on Campus virtual event, with David White of ADL
Dec 19 - Signs go up in front of building (see above)
Jan 21, 2024 - Jews and Arabs Choosing a Shared Future (SOMA Action event)
Jan 28 - Social Media and the State of Our People at Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
Feb 17 - Two Truths in One Heart, Two Peoples in One Land: Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Noor A'wad of Roots in Conversation. (Watch it here)

Fri, March 1 2024 21 Adar I 5784