the Voice of Joyce: Event @SWFS tomorrow

Dear followers: Anyone in the neighborhood ,  who wishes to attend The Annual Schwartz Glodstein Lecture on Rabbi Stephan Wise and the history of spirituality from his time till now,  is welcome  to attend  services  and lunch at my temple, tomorrow?  10:30am Stephan Wise Free Synagogue.  I’ll be there.     Saturday, February 27, 10:00 … More the Voice of Joyce: Event @SWFS tomorrow

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: What’s happening @SWFS 3/22/15 @10am

SWFS Israel Committee: Israel 101, Part I: The Foundations and Origins of the State of Israel Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Join with other SWFS members in learning about early Zionism and the modern miracle of the creation of the State of Israel, as we study with synagogue clergy and Karen Spira, a … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: What’s happening @SWFS 3/22/15 @10am

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Understanding Israeli Elections @SWFS 2/17/15

Stephen Wise Free Synagogue 30 West 68th Street New York, NY 10023 Israel Elections 2015: Background and Dynamics Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. Dear Followers:  As a member of the Israel Committee at SWFS, I am using Social Media to announce an educational program at our SHUL.  The program will discuss the various … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Understanding Israeli Elections @SWFS 2/17/15

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Stand up for Israel/Film @ SWFS

 Hi there: As a member of the SWFS Israel Committee, I will be attending this film on the IDF program: Please join us for an interesting evening.  Wishing everyone, all the best. Joyce Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front Wednesday, December 17 at 7:00pm Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York, … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Stand up for Israel/Film @ SWFS

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: SWFS Israel Committee Event: 9/8/14

Dear Readers:  As a member of the Israel Committee of Stephan Wise Free Synagogue on the Upper West Side of NYC, I would like to invite members of my Community to attend , what we think will be an insightful perspective on the latest Conflict between Gaza and Israel.  We hope to learn from an … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: SWFS Israel Committee Event: 9/8/14

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Christians United for Israel and my thoughts on Cease Fire

It makes me angry when I read various leaders condemnation of Israel’s treatment of the Gaza population. Ban Ki Moon, condemns the Gaza rockets terrorizing Israel but condemns Israel for retaliating. From what I’ve heard from Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States on a conference call with Pastor John Haggie 7/10/14 , sponsored … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Christians United for Israel and my thoughts on Cease Fire

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Why I’m proud to be a Jew

For some of us,  Israel  embodies our spirit.   The stiff necked people, proud, strong, who are not afraid to question anything and anyone! Nothing,  no topic is sacred, not even God’s word.  That’s why, we are told,  God loved the simple shepherd, who questioned his word. Perhaps that’s why I have embraced Judaism, no other … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Why I’m proud to be a Jew

Public Advocacy: Israel and It’s Neighbors

During the course of several weeks, I’ve listened to people expressing their “feelings” about Israel and what they wish for Israel’s future.  It is their vision for Israel and it has totally changed my perspective of how “modern” Israeli’s see themselves and want to be seen.  I have only met Arab Israeli’s on taxi rides … More Public Advocacy: Israel and It’s Neighbors

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: INTERVIEW AND THOUGHTS ON ISRAEL

On 3/12/13, I met with theRabbi Meir Azari, Sr Rabbi of the Daniel Centers, in Israel, a Progressive center for Reform Judaism . Their mission is to provide Reform Judaism as a concept to a community of younger Jewish members, Independent of government support and sponsorship. As part of their Mission Statement, and their view … More PUBLIC ADVOCACY: INTERVIEW AND THOUGHTS ON ISRAEL