We foster a love of Israel by encouraging meaningful travel to Israel, and we bring Israel to Temple Chai through education, advocacy, and support. We celebrate our common ties with the worldwide Jewish community.
Israel Committee: Check out the engaging programming offered by Temple Chai's Israel Committee!
Programs: Temple Chai offers and supports many different programs and Israel experiences for people of all ages including: the Temple Chai Israel Trip, Ta'am Yisrael, AIPAC, and ARZA
Birthright: Birthright is an Israel trip designed for 18-26 year olds.
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Temple Chai's Israel Committee is dedicated to strengthening our connection to the people, culture, and land of Israel. The committee plans several wonderful programs throughout the year for people of all ages. Interested in joining the Israel Committee? Contact Steve Sukenik to get involved.
Temple Chai Israel Trip
Temple Chai offers an amazing congregational trip to Israel. The trip goes every other year in December. The next trip planned is for December 2017. For more information or to sign up for this incredible opportunity, please email Steve Sukenik.
Ta'am Yisrael (Translated as A Taste of Israel) is an 8th grade educational experience in Israel designed to give the participants a meaningful, intense, emotional and focused taste of the land and their heritage through a weeklong, "hands-on" experience in Israel.
How do we fill a week? Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, archeological digs, trekking through deserts and swimming in the Dead Sea, historical sites, museums, making friends in Israel, engaging in social justice projects and much more.
Ta’am Yisrael strives to strengthen the participant’s Jewish identity while helping them build a deep connection with Israel. The program encourages students to continue their Jewish education and involvement in their post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah lives through continued engagement in Jewish learning experiences and youth/community programming.
Find out more at: http://www.cfje.org/cfje/taam_yisrael_about.aspx
ARZA is the single largest supporter of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism (IMPJ) and the Israel Religious Action Center (IRAC). ARZA also provides educational materials about Israel and Zionism for Reform congregations, assists in bringing Reform Jews to Israel, and provides pre- and post-trip programming for congregations and individuals in order to enhance their Israel experience.
Find out more at: http://www.arza.org/
Find out more at: http://www.birthrightisrael.com/letsgo/Documents/globalMainReg.html
AIPAC - The American Israel Public Affairs Committee - http://www.aipac.org
ARZA - The Reform Israel Fund - http://www.arza.org
URJ - Union for Reform Judaism - http://www.urj.org
Israel21c - http://www.israel21c.org
i24news - http://www.i24news.tv/en/
JUF - Jewish United Fund - http://www.juf.org
JNF - Jewish National Fund - http://www.jnf.org
Taglit Birthright Israel - http://www.birthrightisrael.com/Pages/Default.aspx
IRAC - Israel Religious Action Center - http://www.irac.org
Israel Bonds - http://www.israelbonds.com
JerusalemU - http://www.jerusalemu.org
The iCenter for Israel Education - http://www.theicenter.org
Israel Experts - http://www.israelexperts.com