Kesher Israel

Or Zarua has a strong commitment to the State of Israel. In order to deepen our connection with  Israel and, we hope, will inspire, educate, and engage others to support Israel, we have begun offer programming called Kesher Israel. The Hebrew word “kesher” means linkage or connection, and hints at connecting Jewish people to their heritage and to one another.

We feature a wide array of activities including film screenings, Israel advocacy on campus sessions, and our annual attendance as the Salute to Israel Parade.

Save the Dates:

Movie: Above & Beyond
Wednesday, May 8, 7:00 pm
Honor Israel Independence Day/Yom Ha-atzmaut
Movie followed by TalkBack/informal discussion.
In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence. This ragtag band of volunteers from abroad not only turned the tide of the war, preventing the possible annihilation of Israel at the very moment of its birth; they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force. ABOVE AND BEYOND is their story. RSVP dwenger@orzarua.org.

55th Annual Celebrate Israel Parade
June 2, 2019
Celebrate Israel’s 71st birthday and all of her achievements. Join Or Zarua’s contingent and march proudly behind our banner along Fifth Avenue along with 40,000 other marchers representing different American Jewish organizations