Our Shlicha: Bringing Israel to Agudas Achim
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Programs Offered by Miri
Israel Book Club
Inspire a lasting personal connection to Israel through Israeli literature. Each month we will engage in meaningful dialogue about Israeli History, reflect on the personal hopes and dreams from Jewish authors, share thoughts on the triumphs and tragedies of Israeli heroes, and celebrate our passion for reading and learning about the meaning of Israel through the written word. All books will be read in English.
Wednesdays | 10:00 a.m. -12:00 pm
November 7, January 2, February 6, March 6, April 3, June 5
Windows on Israel
Monthly discussion on interesting aspects of Israeli society. Topics to incude: Israeli social change-makers, religious pluralism in Israel, the Israeli election system, recent events and many more.
Shabbat Morning | 30 minutes after services
November 10, January 26, February 23, March 16, April 13, May 18
Israeli Film Series
Join your fellow film lovers and Agudas members for the 2018/2019 AAC Israeli film series, a notable selection of Israeli films. All films will include a brief introduction and discussion with our Shlicha.All films will either be in English or have English subtitles.
Wednesdays | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
0ctober 24, November 14, January 30, February 27, March 27, April 17, May 29, June 26.
Shabbat Speaker - Yotam Polizer, CO-CEO OF ISRAAID
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
IsraAID - Israel’s biggest humanitarian NGO is currently active in 18 countries including the recent disasters in Houston, Puerto Rico, Dominica, Mexico and California. Following the September 2015 refugee crisis in Europe, Mr. Polizer led IsraAID’s humanitarian mission in Lesbos, Greece, to support Syrian refugees on the island and also established IsraAID Germany, which provides long-term support for Yazidi and Syrian refugees in Germany. His presentation will draw from these experiences.
During the last 10 years, Polizer has also built and led psycho-education programs in Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, and in South Korea to support the reintegration of North Korean defectors. He has also led missions in Nepal following the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and in Sierra Leone for Ebola survivors, health workers, and affected communities. He has more than 10 years’ experience in education, humanitarian aid, and international development.