October, 2012 – AN OPEN INVITATION TO A PROGRAM THAT PREPARES TEENS FOR ISRAEL ADVOCACY ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES: “WHO NEEDS ISRAEL, ANYWAY?”

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AN OPEN INVITATION TO A PROGRAM THAT PREPARES TEENS FOR ISRAEL ADVOCACY ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES: “WHO NEEDS ISRAEL, ANYWAY?”

 

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. – October 3, 2012 – The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County invites 11th and 12th graders – and their parents – to get prepared for Israel Advocacy on college campuses at a four-part family life program based on the “Step Up 4 Israel” curriculum at Temple Shaarei Shalom, 9085 Hagen Ranch Road in Boynton Beach.

 

All “Who Needs Israel, Anyway?” sessions meet on Wednesdays from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m., beginning on October 17 and ending November 14. Topics include examinations of anti-Zionism, events that led to the establishment of the State of Israel and the 1948 War of Independence, case studies of events unfolding in Israel and how various news media around the world have covered them, and an exploration of Israeli culture throughout the years via TV and cinema.

 

Sponsors of the program include the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County,Temple Shaarei Shalom, Congregation L’Dor VaDor, the Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Temple Torah of West Boynton Beach and JerusalemOnlineU.com.

 

Contact Israeli Shaliach (Emissary) Ofer Avigdori at (561) 729-4121 or email Ofer.Avigdori@JewishPalmBeach.org.

 

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County serves residents from Boynton Beach to Jupiter and west to Wellington as the central Jewish community-building organization of the greater Palm Beaches. Federation strengthens Jewish identity, energizes the community’s relationship with Israel, and meets the human needs of the Jewish community in Palm Beach County, Israel and 70 countries around the world.