Join us for a special Shabbat service in solidarity with Israel. We will be joined by NYC Mayor Eric Adams and Ambassador Dennis Ross.
Fifty years ago, the stillness of Yom Kippur was broken when the Egyptian Army crossed the Suez Canal and the Syrian Army advanced toward the Golan Heights. For eight long days, Israel’s future seemed in doubt.
This year, on Simchat Torah, Israel was surprised again by the incursion of hundreds of Hamas terrorists who broke through the Gaza security barrier, invaded border communities, killed more than 1,200 Israelis and took another 150 hostages.
Join us for a special Friday night service of memory and solidarity, with remarks by Ambassador Dennis Ross about what is going on at the moment, where things appear to be moving and the lessons that need to be learned from both catastrophes.
For more than 12 years – under Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama – Ambassador Ross played a leading role in shaping US-Middle East policy. He was instrumental in assisting Israelis and Palestinians to reach the 1995 Interim Agreement, brokered the 1997 Hebron Accord and facilitated the 1994 Israel-Jordan peace treaty. He is currently Counselor and Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a professor at Georgetown University’s Center for Jewish Civilization.