Israel Committee

The Mission of Temple Beth Abraham’s Israel Committee is to foster a connection to, and love of, Eretz Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael: the land of Israel and the independent, democratic State of Israel. The committee promotes the State of Israel as a vital component of our identity as American Jews and advocates for the civil and religious rights of all of its citizens.

The goals of the Israel Committee are to foster a connection to, and love of, Israel through:
• educational programs;
• religious school education and life-long learning programming;
• cultural programs;
• travel to Israel;
• promotion of ARZA membership;
• support of Israeli companies and merchants.

The chair of the Israel Committee is Marla Peers,

Raphael AbadaSunday Brunch with Raphael Abada

December 17, 12:00pm

The Israel Committee invites you to join us for Sunday Brunch featuring Raphael Abada. Rafi, an Iraqi-Israeli-American Jew, will be speaking about his father’s and grandfather’s art of making wooden Torah Tiqs (covers). Rafi will also discuss and show us pictures of his recent repair of an over 100-year-old Iraqi Torah Tiq. He will then delve into the history of Saddam Hussein’s poor treatment of the Iraqi Jews, including the confiscation of Jewish art, records, and religious papers and documents (including Torahs) from synagogues and Jewish schools. These artifacts were discovered by American Marines during the second Gulf War and are known as the Iraqi Archives. Rafi was asked to photograph the ceremonial burial of some of the Torah scrolls.
There is no charge, but reservations are required: 
Donations are gratefully accepted to help defray the cost of brunch and to help us plan more Israel programming. Please see us at the event to donate, or  

” Shekelvestors”



The Club will establish new connections between our community and the State of Israel through research and investment in Israeli companies.


And we’ll try to make a few “shekels” for Club members as well!

Club is open to new members and meets monthly on the second Wednesday of the month.

email: if you are interested in participating or to request more information.

 The Celebrate Israel Parade is June 4, 2018.  

Join us as we Celebrate Israel!

To view our group in a past parade, click here.  Our group appears around 17:10