Kiddush in the Round – with guest speaker from Israel

February 10, 2024    
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Shabbat services begin at 9:00 am.

Come by 10:00 am for the Torah Service and Torah Discussion.

Join us for our monthly “Kiddush in the Round!” Once each month, following Shabbat services, we have an expanded, sit-down kiddush luncheon, where OZers of all ages can spend time together on Shabbat.

“Society for Protecting Nature or Nature Protecting Society?”

A two-part talk by Jay Shofet, senior environmentalist with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), from the bimah, then after Kiddush. Jay will share why Israeli nature is so special, and how the healing power of nature is healing tens of thousands of Israelis reduce syptoms of anxiety, stress and trauma in the wake of the horrific events of October 7, and in the shadow of the ongoing war.

RSVP HERE for lunch so we can be sure to have enough food and enough seats!

Torah Tots and Torah Kids will meet at 11:00 am

Jay Shofet is a veteran environmentalist who oversees SPNI’s global resource development and international relations. Born and raised in New York, Jay lives in Tel Aviv, is married to best-selling cookbook author Adeena Sussman and has two children; his daughter Shani and family are currently internally displaced from their home on a northern border kibbutz.

About SPNI:  The Society for the Protection of Nature inIsrael (SPNI) is the oldest, largest and leading environmental non-profit organization in Israel. SPNI is dedicated to protecting and preserving Israel’s environment, biodiversity and unique landscape.