Here are some recent activities of the ZRC:

  • Our coalition of rabbis continues to grow, with close to 200 who have formally joined, and several hundred who receive our communications, participate in our sessions, and are aligned with our goals
  • We held a series of webinars for rabbis during the May War with Hamas with Michael OrenJonathan SchanzerYossi Kupperwasser, and others to provide up to date information to rabbis to counter misinformation in the media about the war
  • In response to the letter signed by 90 Rabbinic students harshly critical of Israel during the war, we initiated a Rabbinic Letter of Support for Israel which garnered over 600 signatures.
  • We held a High Holiday Seminar for rabbis featuring Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs, Nahman Shai, Rabbi Avi Weiss, and Yossi Klein Halevi who spoke about how to speak about Israel with our congregations.
  • We conducted several webinars, including one to help train rabbis on how to work and speak with young people about antisemitism.
  • We distributed a number of articles and materials on a variety of issues to help rabbis understand issues in the news, including why Israel opposes the opening of a US consulate in Jerusalem and one about why Israel labeled six NGO’s as terrorist entities, and other topics
  • Communicated to parties and contacts in the Israeli government our displeasure with violence and harassment against individuals praying at the Egalitarian section of the Kotel on Tisha B’Av.
  • And we redesigned and relaunched our website. If you have not yet seen it please go check it out!

Plans for the coming year include continuing to expand our coalition so we can reach more rabbis and rabbinical students and to hold an in-person seminar in the Washington DC area in the late spring, along with a number of other exciting initiatives.

Please help us get word out and help us expand our coalition by letting others know about our work, encouraging rabbis to join, and contributing by clicking here