5783 marks the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel. For thousands of years the Jewish people were without a land to call their own. May 1948 gave the Jewish people the autonomy over themselves and for the past 75 years Jews from around the world have found themselves at home in the safety and comfort of the Jewish state. This year, at UH, in addition to celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, we’ll also celebrate Kolot Yisrael – Voices of Israel. We will explore the many and varied voices of the Jewish people, from those residing in Israel to the voices of our people in the US and around the world.
Kolot Yisrael: A Conversation About Israel
January 24, February 28, March 28, April 25 & May 23
7:00 p.m. on Zoom
In celebration of Israel’s 75th year of independence, join us monthly for what we hope will be a lively discussion about Israel. From peoplehood to politics, democracy, peace, Judaism, Christianity, Druze, and Islam, we will explore the complexities and the nuance that make up the world’s only Jewish State.
January 24 Topic: Support for Israel – conditional or unconditional? What does that mean? Discussion of this article:
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Focus Israel UH
This committee plans programs to help UH members connect with the larger community on issues concerning Israel. They also meet several times a year and discuss current events. They often bring in speakers and Israel themed movies. Focus Israel also sponsors Israel Shabbat each year.
Open to teens currently in 10th-12th grade
Henrietta and Eli Spielberg Israel Scholarship Foundation Fund
This fund was established to provide assistance to worthy UH students who are interested in study and travel in Israel. Click here to apply. All applications for travel during the upcoming year are due by January 31. Contact Esther Olson with any questions.
Jewish Federation of St. Louis Teen and Young Adult Scholarships and Subsidies
The Israel Center offers several different types of scholarships and grants to ease the cost of a quality Israel experience. Choose the type of funding opportunity that best fits your needs. Click here for more information.
Help Israel, Help UH
UH earns 20% for each sale of trees and other JNF products through our website. Purchase your trees by clicking here.
We are partnered with the Megido Regional Community Initiative, Israel as part of the DOMIM-aLike project- the Israel-Diaspora relations project of the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism. DOMIM– aLike was established together with the Israel Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. It fosters partnerships between Reform and Progressive congregations in Israel and around the world.