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Kesher Israel Committee

Kesher means connection. The purpose of the Kesher Israel Committee of Temple Beth El is to establish and strengthen relationships between members of our congregation and members of Progressive congregations and institutions in Israel.

Through the connections we build, we exchange information and ideas, provide opportunities for visits between congregations, and explore ways to share educational experiences. A spirit of inclusion, individual autonomy, gender equity, and social justice guide these efforts.

To these ends, we have two sister congregations with whom we communicate both individually and in groups: congregation Tzur Hadassah, outside Jerusalem, and congregation Emet veShalom in Nahariya. We share information online and provide written material in the Kesher Israel corner of the Temple library. We show Israeli films, encourage trips to Israel, and have mutually supportive relationships with Madison’s current shlichim (Israel emissaries).

 

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January 28, 2021 15 Sh'vat 5781