Newsletter November-December 2014

We dedicated a Schul in the memory of Ecuadorian, Keren Yemima Mosquera HY”D (May Hashem avenge her blood) at Kibbutz Maayan Baruch on the Syrian and Lebanese borders.  As a teenager, Yemima came alone from far-off Ecuador to study Judaism in Jerusalem.  She deeply felt the great value of being a Jew, and worked with all her heart, soul and resources until she was converted at age 21.  Just after her conversion, at the end of October 2014, an Arab Terrorist killed her.  Three years ago, we began our with Kibbutz Maayan Baruch, providing davening for the Holidays, moving a religious family to the Kibbutz, providing a Sefer Torah, and finally building a Schul there. Just as Yemima HY”D found her way to Judaism, so to each person at Maayan Baruch can find his own way back to the new Schul; his own way to pray in the Schul in her memory.  See this video link of the event.

We held agroundbreaking meeting with Mizrad Ha Hinuch (Ministry of Education) at the Ponevezh Yeshiva in Bnei Brak. The goal: introduce the Mizrad Ha Hinuch to the world of Torah, to the Yeshiva World. It was a great success, opening a crucial dialogue between secular and Yeshiva educators. We hope to continue regular monthly meetings between secular and religious school principals throughout Israel.


We secured funding to build a Schul in the center of Kibbutz Sde Boker (famous former resident was PM David Ben Gurion) on 27-November 2014!   On the same day, many important Israeli government officials visited the Kibbutz, as they do every year to pay, tribute to and remember Former Prime Minister, David Ben Gurion. Next year, with G-d’s help, when the Israeli government officials go to Sde Boker they can meet in the new Schul, daven Mincha/Ma’ariv together and, with great fervor, recite the bracha of  “שים שלום ” (make peace)!



We are working in Londonto establish partnerships between the Israelis living there and the broader London Jewish Community with activities to include learning partnerships and building a community center for them.


Our Women’s Chavruta Division (Partner between religious and non-religious women) is continuously creating new innovative programsincluding:

Meetings between members of our Women’s Chavruta Division and 480 young secular students (120 at a time) from Kibbutzim and Moshavim in the south of Israel. These meetings promote an extraordinary dialogue between the secular students and religious Jews, and have been very successful. All in attendance thus far expressed the desire to meet again and to learn more.

“Krovim R’hokim,”bringing near those who are far away, is a course being taught by Riki Siton (head of our Women’s Chavruta Division) at the College of Emek Yezreel (Valley of Jezreel in north central Israel).  The course introduces secular Jews to religious Jews and to Judaism in general. 

A Tour of the Kosel (Western Wall), for our learning partners from all over Israel who have never met in-person: a perfect opportunity for them to come together and share an inspiring day in the Jewish Quarter/Rova/the Old City of Jerusalem. The event on 3-December 2014 includes: a guided tour of the Kosel "Western Wall," home hospitality in the Rova, rousing personal stories from residents of the Rova, refreshments and musical entertainment.

2 fabulous “getaways”for religious women who are interested in participating in our outreach/chavruta programs in which they will learn different subjects in Judaism and how to approach those topics:  29-31 December 2014 at Hotel Kinnar by the Sea of Galilee and 9-10 February 2015 at Hotel Chofetz Chaim, south of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, near Hamei Yoav Hot Springs.

A Seminar in Bnei Brak 7-January 2015 for religious women interested in our outreach/chavruta/partnership programs.

Fully Accredited Continuing Education Programs in Bnei Brakfor teachers to learn about our outreach chavruta programs.   






  • Farmers Shmittah Conference - Rav Chaim Weintrob

    Thurs 23/02/2014, 20:00

  • Sdot Yam, Rosh Chodesh with Arik Shachar

    Thurs 30/1/2014, 21:00

  • Kiryat Tivon Rosh Chodesh Party in memory of Rav Chaim Weintrob's son

    Thurs 30/1/2014 17:30

  • Chavrutah Farmers, Moshav Vered Yericho, Shmittah Meeting

     Thurs 30/01/2014, 20:00

  • Modiin Tour of Jerusalem on Thursday

     19 Jan 2014 - 18:00