North Shore Israel Fund & Israel Celebrates 65
The North Shore Israel Fund (NSIF) was created by Jewish Federation of the North Shore to support programs that educate the Jewish and broader community about Israel - its culture, people, history, language or politics. NSIF accepts directed gifts but is mainly funded by JFNS. Programs must be open to the public and be free or have a nominal charge.
During the 2012-13 year, the North Shore Israel Fund will be providing funding for Israel Celebrates 65. To download grant information for Israel at 65 programs, click here
Upcoming Israel Events:
Build Jerusalem out of LEGO
Temple B'nai Abraham, Cohen Hillel Academy, Jewish Journal, Jewish Heritage Center of the North Shore
Sunday, April 7, 3-5 pm
Temple B'nai Abraham. 200 East Lothrop St., Beverly
Come build Jerusalem during this two-hour, hands-on, model-building experience using more than 50,000 LEGO building blocks. We'll supply a detailed drawing and at least 400 square feet upon which you help build the actual model. Our goal is to offer families a creative way to learn about Jerusalem. Funded by a JFNS grant. Recommended donation is $8 per child, $10 per adult, or $36 per family. To register, visit www.tbabeverly.org. For more information, call 978-927-3211, ext. 14.
Beyond the Camels and Falafel: A Futurist Celebration of Israel featuring Professor David Passig
More than 20 North Shore Jewish organizations
Thursday, April 11, 7 pm
Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott
The North Shore will celebrate Israel's 65th Anniversary together with a lecture by Professor David Passig on "Israel's Mega Trends in the 21st Century - Demographically, Economically and Socially. " With a Ph.D. in Future Studies, Passig is on the faculty of Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel. The evening will begin with a wine tasting and a sampling of Israeli cuisine, and a dessert reception will follow the talk. Help create a virtual time capsule to record how our community engages with Israel. Free. RSVPs requested. RSVP or submit stories and photos for the time capsule firstname.lastname@example.org.
Movie Screening: Israel Inside
Jewish Journal, Cohen Hillel Academy and the Robert I. Lappin Foundation
Sunday, April 14, 6:30-8:30 pm
Temple B'nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly
Hosted by former Harvard lecturer Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, the acclaimed movieIsrael Inside examines the core character strengths that have enabled Israelis to overcome challenges and turn a barren desert into a flourishing nation. Continue Israel's birthday celebration with cake and a performance by the local band Sababa. Free. For more information, contact Susan Feinstein at email@example.com or 978-740-4431.