Friday, April 28, 2017
Shabbat Evening Service Salute to Israel
In the Leebov Sanctuary Honoring Shirley Goldstein with the Open Doors Award
Intergenerational Choir will participate and Festive Oneg Shabbat will follow the service
Open to the Community and all are welcome.
Been to Israel? Kindly bring your photos to our special April 28th Shabbat Service and Festive Oneg as we Salute Israel and recognize Shirley Goldstein. A display table will be available to view your photos.
The Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel 5th day of year 5708, May 14, 1948
The Land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to the world the eternal Book of Books.
After being forcibly exiled from their land, the people kept faith with it throughout their Dispersion and never ceased to pray and hope for their return to it and for the restoration in it of their political freedom.
On the 29th November, 1947, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution calling for the establishment of a Jewish State in Eretz-Israel; the General Assembly required the inhabitants of Eretz–Israel to take such steps as were necessary on their part for the implementation of that resolution. This recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable.
Accordingly, we, members of the People’s Council, representatives of the Jewish Community of Eretz-Israel and of the Zionist Movement, are here assembled on the day of the termination of the British Mandate over Eretz-Israel and, by virtue of our natural and historic right and on the strength of the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, hereby declare the establishment of a Jewish state in Eretz-Israel to be known as the State of Israel.
Description of the Award:
Temple Sinai provides a welcoming and caring spiritual community for all those who wish to enter. The OPEN DOORS AWARD has been created to recognize those who have dedicated themselves to advancing this mission. This year we are proud to honor Shirley Goldstein as the recipient of the Open Doors Award. She has given limitless time, energy and love to help create a congregation where all who choose can gather and connect as Reform Jews.
We hope you will join us in celebrating with Shirley. Do- nations in her honor will enhance our fundraising effort for 2017, enabling us to continue serving as the spiritual home for our members, where we come to celebrate Jewish learn- ing and living, experience and enjoy Jewish music, pursue social justice (tikkun olam), and connect with one another and the Jewish faith.