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,

Dr. George Keteku: African Judaism, a brunch and lecture

Sunday, April 7, 12:00pm

The Israel Committee presents brunch with Professor George Keteku.

There are tribes and social groups in several African countries that make claims to their Jewish roots and have formed Jewish communities. Scholars have different explanations as to whether their claims are true or false.  Dr. George Keteku will be speaking about these African Judaism Movements.  His talk is comprehensive and touches on the position of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate.

Dr. Keteku previously spoke at TBA (in 2016 about the relationship between Ghana and Israel).

Dr. George Keteku teaches Political Science at Westchester Community College, is an adjunct Professor at SUNY Purchase, and is active in many professional societies, including the Association for the Study of Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) , the African Studies Association (ASU) and the American Political Science Association.


Free for TBA members

$10 for guests

Donations gratefully accepted

Need wine for your Passover Seder?  Why not purchase it here and benefit TBA, as well?

Make a purchase at:, and/or and they will give TBA 5% of your purchase to support TBA’s Israel Committee.

Just click to these links to order:

*Kosher Wine:



May we suggest, as per Steve Kerbel who guided us at the TBA Uncorked! Wine Tasting in November (and our own taste buds):

  • *Tishbi Vineyards Sauvingnon Blanc
  • *Galil Mountain Ela Tulip Merlot
  • *Dalton Canaan White Moscato

You can even buy Judaica which will help support TBA:
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” 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 was Sunday, June 4, 2018.  

SUNDAY, APRIL 29 12:00pm

Israel turned 70! We celebrated this special milestone with a fun program at TBA that chronicled the evolution of Israeli music throughout the history of the Jewish state.

Thank you to Mairov Dubrovsky and Josh Shron from the Israel Hour for this musical journey.