Connection to Israel
At Temple Beth El our connection to Israel remains strong. We believe in Klal Yisrael, cherishing our connection to Israel and the world Jewish community, joining in projects to bring us closer to our people everywhere. Through the URJ and ARZA we support Reform Zionism and progressive Jewish congregations worldwide. Through speakers and trips, we strengthen our love of Israel and educate ourselves to be critical thinkers about the current issues facing the State of Israel.
- We participated in the World Zionist Organization’s elections for the World Zionist Congress as part of ARZA (the Association of Reform Zionists of America).
- We promote tzedakah projects for Israeli soldiers, victims of terror, and the underprivileged in Israeli society.
- Our Rabbi has been an active member of the Reform Zionist Think Tank on the national level.
- We regularly plan congregational trips to Israel.
- We annually march in the Israeli Day Parade in New York City.
If you would like to learn more, or get involved with the Israel Committee, please email the temple office.