The purpose of the Israel Group is to promote Menorah’s connection and engagement with Israel. Our relationship with Israel is an important component of our Reform Judaism. The Israel Group works to increase members’ commitment by bringing challenging speakers and arranging meetings designed to encourage reflection and debate on vital issues of concern regarding our Diaspora relationship with Israel. We also support the organisation of Israel events, such as Yom Hazikaron and Yom Haatzmaut, and welcome more members helping us plan our future programmes.
We are currently planning new events. Please get in touch if you have ideas and would like to help.
ESRA: English Speaking Residents Association in Israel
The Israel group has over the past two years been developing a relationship with ESRA, particularly with regard to their project “Students Build a Community” which is helping the Ethiopian Community in Israel to flourish, despite its disadvantages.
You can read here in full an account of a visit to Menorah from Terry Morris, the Vice Chairperson of ESRA which was published in the September Shofar edition 2016.
Please click here to watch an ESRA video with Students who are mentoring young Ethiopian children as part of this project.
See also: ESRA website