Antisemitism, Current Events, Education, Events, Film, Israel, Lectures, MBJCC, Youth

Everyone Should Attend This!!! Learn About the Vicious Anti-Semitism That’s REALLY Happening On College Campuses And How To Combat It

Current Events, Education, Events, Exhibits, Israel

Pre-Register for the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

The AIPAC Policy Conference is the largest annual gathering of America’s pro-Israel community.  It takes place between March 24-26 in Washington, D.C., and is filled with opportunities to learn more about the U.S.-Israel relationship and to engage with more than 18,000 pro-Israel activists from all over the nation.

The AIPAC Policy Conference features General Sessions with American, Israeli, and world leaders, hundreds of breakouts with leading experts, and the AIPAC Village which is the central gathering place where delegates and speakers can interact, view special exhibits, and catch up with friends.  On the final day of the conference, delegates travel to Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress face to face.

To learn more about this year’s AIPAC Policy Conference, please visit www.AIPACPolicyConference.org or contact the AIPAC Policy Conference Hotline at (202) 639-5363 or policyconference@aipac.org.

Events, Israel, MBJCC

6/3/18 (THIS SUNDAY) – JOIN US IN MARCHING TO CELEBRATE ISRAEL!!

Cost is $13 per adult, $9 per child.  Includes free keepsake t-shirt!

Join our group on the LIRR, or drive.  For those who want to join us on the LIRR, we will be taking the 9:18 a.m. train departing from the Merrick LIRR station, which arrives at Penn  Station at 10:07 a.m.

Our group is scheduled to march at about 11:45 a.m.  We must assemble on 52nd Street just west of Madison Avenue at 11:00 a.m.  We expect to be called to move out onto Fifth Ave to begin marching sometime between 11:20 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Entire parade goes 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Our actual march time will only last about 30 minutes. 

We hope to see you there!!!

Israel Parade

Holidays, Israel, Yom Yerushalayim

Happy Yom Yerushalayim!

When Israel’s War of Independence concluded, Israel controlled the new city of Jerusalem, but Jordan controlled the Old City, where the Western Wall is located.  

In the armistice agreement, Jordan agreed to permit Jews to visit and pray at the Western Wall.  However, it never honored that agreement, and instead forbade Jews from entering the Old City.

On Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day), we celebrate the reunification of Jerusalem in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War.

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(David Rubinger’s famous photograph of IDF soldiers after liberating the Western Wall in June 1967)

On June 7, 1967, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Dayan declared:

This morning, the Israel Defense Forces liberated Jerusalem. We have united Jerusalem, the divided capital of Israel. We have returned to the holiest of our holy places, never to part from it again. To our Arab neighbors we extend, also at this hour—and with added emphasis at this hour—our hand in peace. And to our Christian and Muslim fellow citizens, we solemnly promise full religious freedom and rights. We did not come to Jerusalem for the sake of other peoples’ holy places, and not to interfere with the adherents of other faiths, but in order to safeguard its entirety, and to live there together with others, in unity.

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Photo captions (June 7, 1967):
1. Aerial view of Mosque of Omar and Western Wall, Old City of Jerusalem (GPO/Ilan Bruner)
2. Israeli troops with armored car in front of Lions Gatd in the Old City of Jerusalem (GPO/Ilan Bruner)
3. IDF Chief of Staff Yitzhak Rabin invites Defense Minister Moshe Dayan to the Western Wall (GPO/Ilan Bruner)
4. IDF Chief Chaplain Rabbi Shlomo Goren carrying a Torah scroll at the Western Wall (GPO/Eli Landau)