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Congregation Brothers of Israel

L'dor Vador - From Generation to Generation since 1883
לדור ודור

             

The Israel Forum was started in 2009  to highlight support for the State of Israel. Over the years we have had programs and speakers related to the events in the Middle East and how they affect Israel. Our programs include films and attendance at Philadelphia-wide Israel programs.

New committee members are always welcome!

Here is an example of what we do:
The Israel Forum  recently showed the documentary film "The Long Way Home" on Sunday, March 10 from 10 am to Noon.This program was opened to and attended by the community at large.  This film was shown in January of last year but because of the important story it tells we showed it again this year in commemoration of Yom Ha'Shaoah (May 2) and Yom Ha'Atzmaut (May 9). The film, narrated by Morgan Freeman, traces the post World War Two period from 1945-1948 and the plight of tens of thousands of holocaust survivors and their ultimate at- tempts to reach British ruled Palestine. Events in Eu- rope are recalled during this period as well as the fighting leading up to Israel's declaration of Independence on May 14,1948. The message of this film brings home the reason that the State of Israel is so important to the Jewish people. The survival of Israel in 1948, 1967 and on Yom Kippur of 1973 brings us full circle to today where Israel's enemies, led by Iran, threaten their destruction on a daily basis. The rise of Anti-Semitism throughout Europe and the Muslim World makes the survival of Israel more important than ever as Jews have a potential country that welcomes them without waiting. Just imagine if that were the case in the 1930's as the Nazi's rose to power.

Alan Agree, Israel Forum. This piece is the opinion of the author.

Sun, March 24 2019 17 Adar II 5779