Welcome to our Israel Advocacy Committee webpage.  We have a great series of programs and information for the Congregation.  Please contact one of the Chairs if you would like to join our committee.

Chairs – Ruth Sherman, Rob Shoss and Martha Barvin
Members – Diane Novy, Stanley Novy, Stanley Horn, Cliff Krauss, Alan Eisenman, Lewis Chessis  Jeff Lewis, Shellie Lewis, Nancy Stern, Mark Reichek and Joel Reichek
Director of Life Long Learning & Engagement – David Scott                                                                                               Board of Trustees – Larry Proler
Executive Board Trustees – Lu Ann Katz

Upcoming Programs

Tuesday, May 11 at 7 pm.  “Israel at 73:  Is This the Child We Prayed for?” – Herb Keinon, Senior Contributing Editor and Analyst of The Jerusalem Post, will discuss recent political trends in Israel and the upcoming election.

Israeli News Highlight

AIPAC SPRING EVENT Video https://aipac.hubs.vidyard.com/watch/gpBbreq7mesWPbrzzNvqJX?  

Skin cancer diagnosis is about to undergo a revolution – Patternox is developing an optical scanner to detect suspicious light patterns in lesions long before changes can be seen on the skin’s surface.  https://www.israel21c.org/skin-cancer-diagnosis-is-about-to-undergo-a-revolution/?utm_source=The+Weekly&utm_campaign=weekly-2021-05-05&utm_medium=email

Links to Resources

Jewish Meditation

Judaism Your Way         http://www.judaismyourway.org/spiritual-wellness/

Institute for Jewish Spirituality  https://www.jewishspirituality.org/

The Awakening Heart Project  https://www.awakenedheartproject.org/

The Mussar Institute       https://mussarinstitute.org/

Houston Jewish Meditation on Weds evenings.  Contact Martha Barvin

Virtual tours of Israel and other countries.    
https://www.let.travel/

Websites

Reform & Progressive Judaism

The Association of Reform Zionists of America (ARZA)   https://arza.org/

The Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism (IMPJ)  http://www.reform.org.il/eng/

The Union for Reform Judaism                                          https://urj.org/

Media

Times of Israel    https://www.timesofisrael.com/

Haaretz    https://www.haaretz.com/

Jerusalem Post  https://www.jpost.com/


Pro – Israel Advocates

AIPAC         https://www.aipac.org/

Stand With Us      https://www.standwithus.com/

Birthright      https://www.birthrightisrael.com/

Zioness       https://zioness.org/

Media Watch

Honest Reporting     https://honestreporting.com/       CAMERA       https://www.camera.org/

Technology and Innovations

Ben Gurion University of the Negev     https://in.bgu.ac.il/en/pages/default.aspx

Technion University       https://www.technion.ac.il/en/technion-israel-institute-of-technology/

Israel21c      https://www.israel21c.org/        Jewish National Fund (JNF)    https://www.jnf.org

Books 

History Modern

“Israel – A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth” by Noa Tishby

Letter To My Palestinian Neighbors, Yossi Kelin Halevi

Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, Daniel Gordis

The Last Palestinian: The Rise and Reign of Mahamoud Abbas, Grant Rumley and Amir Tobin

Be Strong and of Good Courage: How Israel’s Most Important Leaders Shaped Its Destiny, Dennis Ross and David Mackovsky

No Room for Small Dreams: Courage, Imagination and the Making of Modern Israel, Shimon Peres

Israel Rising: Ancient Prophecy/Modern Lens, by Doug Hershey

Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered: One Woman’s Year in the Heart of the Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and Jewish Quarters of Old Jerusalem, Sarah Tuttle-Singer

History Ancient

History of Israel: From the Bronze Age through the Jewish Wars, Walter Kaiser Jr. and Paul Wegner

Cookbooks

Israeli Soul, by Michael Solomonov                 Jerusalem, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

Innovation and Technology

Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World, by Avi Jorisch

Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World, by Seth M. Siegel

Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel’s Economic Miracle, Dan Senor and Saul Singer