Rabbinic Mission to Israel

Voices From Israel
Thursday, August 20, 7:00 PM
Pollin Chapel
Please join us for public presentation and conversation with Rabbi Michael Cahana on his recent trip. Many of us followed Rabbi Cahana's journey to Israel through Facebook and videos. Join us as he shares in greater depth pictures, impressions, and remarkable stories of what he heard and saw, expected and unexpected. Israeli treats will be served!

cahana-israel-2015Rabbi Cahana was in Israel last week participating in a Rabbinic mission sponsored by AIPAC's Educational Foundation. This was a high level education and experiential trip for progressive rabbis. They met with some of the top scholars, educators, journalists and politicians in Israel and in the Palestinian territories.

Watch Rabbi Cahana's first video message from Israel.

Watch Rabbi Cahana's special Shabbat message from Jerusalem.

Watch below to his final video postcard from Israel:

Rabbi Cahana on the Shooting at the AME Church in Charleston, SC

Consider my enemies; for they are many;
and they hate me with a cruel hatred.

O keep my soul, and save me; let me not be ashamed;
for I put my trust in you.

Let integrity and uprightness preserve me;
for I wait on you.
(Psalm 25: 19-21)

We are shocked and sadden by the news of the terrible shooting in Charleston, SC. Members of the church at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, along with their pastor, were gunned down during a prayer meeting and bible study.

We stand with a community made to feel vulnerable by this hate crime. We stand with those who know they can be victimized for their race. We stand with them and remind us all that we stand together against bigotry, hatred and violence. We stand with love and compassion, integrity and uprightness. May we stand together in solidarity and peace.