Congregation Ahavath Torah in Englewood is partnering with Emunah of America for an emergency solidarity mission to Israel led by Rabbi Shmuel Goldin. The mission, in response to the continuing terror attacks in Israel, is building on a record of many trips during difficult times.
Participants will leave on the night of Saturday, January 2, and may chose to return either Friday morning, January 8, or Sunday morning, January 10. The mission includes solidarity meetings with soldiers and residents in critical areas; visits with victims of terror and their families; hospital visits; high-level briefings by representatives of the IDF and major political and community leaders, and opportunities to patronize businesses affected by the situation.
Ahavath Torah’s most recent mission brought two busloads of participants to Israel during the Gaza War in the summer of 2014. Earlier missions include trips during the two intifadas and the first congregational trip to Israel during the so-called Scud War.
The January mission is open to all. The sponsors welcome other synagogues to join as mission co-sponsors. For information, call the synagogue at (201) 568-1315 or Emunah at (212) 947-5454, ext. 321.