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Beyond The Headlines: A Closer Look At Israel At War
Monday, November 20, 7:30-9:00 PM (Congregation
KTI, RSVP required)

After the horrors of October 7 and the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas, the situation has continued to develop and grow in complexity. Israel Policy Forum CEO David Halperin will draw on his expertise to help us to better understand what's happening in Israel and Gaza, its effect on U.S.-Israel relations, and what lies ahead for Israel's future as a secure, Jewish, and democratic state.

An Israeli Teen Perspective:  What's Happening in Israel?
Thursday, November 16, 7:00-8:30 pm

Across Westchester County, several local families host “Shinshinim” who are Israeli high school graduates serving as emissaries to Jewish communities and engaging in meaningful service work prior to their mandatory engagement in the Israeli army. Teens ages 14 and up are invited to come to hear from these Shinshinim about their personal ties to current events in a moderated discussion and question-and-answer session. WCT is proud that our own Shinshin, Yonatan Kuba, is one of the speakers! Registration is strictly required, click here to RSVP. 

Beyond the Headlines: Israel’s War with Gaza
Tuesday, November 14, 12:00 pm
Zoom only. Advanced registration is required,
click here to register.
Sponsored by Woodlands Community Temple, in conjunction with Hevreh of the Berkshires and others.
The events in Israel and Gaza have captured our attention. It is difficult to make sense of all of the stories. That is why we’ve invited Dr. David Mendelsson from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion to help us get beyond the headlines. Please join with others from around the country to gain some perspective on what’s going on in Israel. Dr. David Mendelsson was until recently the Director of the Year-in-Israel program at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem, a role he fulfilled for eight years. He returned to lecturing at the College in the Israel Studies and Modern Jewish History disciplines. David also teaches at the Rothberg International School of the Hebrew University. He has been scholar-in-residence at the University of Southern California, Brandeis University and Michigan State University. He completed his Ph.d on the History of Jewish Education in England between 1944-88 which was later published by Peter Lang. David lives in Mevaseret Zion with his partner, Dalia. They have three children, Galit, Yael and Itai. 

Shuk to the Core
Tuesday, November 14, 4:00-8:00 pm

March for Israel
Tuesday, November 14

The Jewish Federation of North America (JFNA) is holding a march for Israel at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The march will begin at 1:00 pm, with the gates opening at 10:00 am. More information can be found at the JFNA March for Israel website. As a member of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), we suggest Woodlands folks march with the Reform Movement cohort. Click here to register through the URJ, who is a proud co-sponsor of the march. Woodlands will not be organizing our own group, but we know that many folks may want to participate as a Woodlands cohort. We have set up a Whatsapp group for anyone who would like to be in touch with other Woodlands people attending. To connect to the group, email the office at The URJ will provide DC meet-up information which will also help you connect to our Woodlands cohort. 

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