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Walk with Israel 2019

The 50th annual UJA Walk with Israel is only five days away and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate our community’s bond with Israel on this historic milestone.  This year, in honour of the anniversary, the Walk is moving back north to the heart of the Jewish community, starting at…

Update on deadly rocket fire in Israel



A vehicle that sustained a direct hit from a rocket near Yad Mordechai in southern Israel. (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)

It has been a horrifying Shabbat and weekend in Israel. The south of the country has been under an incessant barrage of rocket fire since Saturday morning…

A word from our office in Sderot

It began very early in the morning on Shabbat before all the people of Israel realized that they were shooting at us again. A short message from the emergency teams about certain areas and roads in the area being blocked by the IDF.

Predictably, at about 9:30 AM, massive rocket fire began f…

An experience of a lifetime

Throughout the year as Diller Teen fellows we focus on Jewish identity, leadership, peoplehood, pluralism, Tikkun Olam and Israel. Through the Diller workshops I learned when and how to step up to lead, and when to take a step back and listen. I have learned what contributes to my personal…

Stand with Poway: Attend Synagogue on Shabbat

 

“We need to battle darkness with light . . . To light candles before Shabbat. To put up mezuzahs on [our] doorposts. To do acts of kindness. And to show up in synagogue — especially this coming Shabbat.”
 - Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein Chabad of Poway, California

The final day of Pass…