View the blog from our March-April 2011 trip to Israel
View the blog from Cantor Bernstein's Youth Choir trip to Israel
Become a Media Watchdog
Unbalanced reporting often creates anti-Israel and anti-Jewish prejudice. Become a media watchdog. Write letters pointing out bias against Israel. Websites that greatly help in this effort are:
CAMERA: The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America
The Israel Project
Stand With Us
Learn What Reform Congregations are Doing
Find out how members of Reform congregations can take action at:
Union for Reform Judaism - Israel Information and Action
Learn More About AIPAC and ARZA
For more than half a century the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has worked with American political leaders to ensure that the U.S.-Israel relationship remains strong. AIPAC has been at the forefront of shaping and strengthening U.S. anti-terror policies and fostering U.S. connection and support for Israel. Members enjoy exciting educational programs featuring leading members of Congress, policy makers and top analysts. CBI members regularly attend AIPAC's Annual Conference, which draws thousands of pro-Israel activists each spring.
ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, is the Zionist arm and voice of the Reform Movement in the United States. ARZA endeavors to make Israel fundamental to the sacred lives and Jewish identity of Reform Jews. ARZA champions activities that further enhance Israel as a pulralistic, just and democratic Jewish state. Join ARZA - they need our support.
JNF- Buy Trees, Greeting Cards, Water Certifiactes and other items!
Stay Informed on Israel News and Issues
Informative sites include, but are not limited to the following:
Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs
JTA Global News Service of the Jewish People
Israel Defense Forces
Visit the Jewish Federation Israel Center Online
The United Jewish Federation (UJF) of San Diego County Israel Center is the focal point for Israel-related activities in San Diego. The Center is your direct link to rich Israeli culture, numerous travel and volunteer options, engaging with San Diego's sister community of Shaar Hanegev, community events and projects, Aliyah and much more. The Center is pleased to present programs such as the Teen Travel to Israel, Israel travel scholarships, and an Israel@60 Committee which will coordinate a dynamic calendar of events celebrating Israel's 60th year of statehood. You can also contribute to the Israel Emergency Campaign of the UJF. One hundred percent of all contributions to these programs will be sent to Israel without any deductions for overhead.
Contribute to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces
Support their Soldiers' Emergency Fund. For information visit Friends of the Israel Defense Forces .
Shop in Israel--Online
To help the residents of Israel, shop for gifts etc. at Shop in Israel . Through this site we can shop in Israel from anywhere in the world, even from our own homes. Imagine the potential impact of millions of people shopping through this site. This site is designed to serve as a link between stores in Israel and the Diaspora. Neither the site nor the creators profit from any purchases at these stores.
Join our Israel Committee
We welcome new members and new ideas. Contact Bethany Ratner at 858-535-1111, ext. 3124.