Thank you for attaching the article concerning the BDS and PCUSA.
I am going to have to decline the request for the use of the image of my painting “Ruth & Naomi” for the cover of Horizon’s magazine. Thank you for selecting my work I was honored.
I am writing to tell you that I can not in good conscience have my art work associated with any organization that endorses the BDS movement. I am strongly against it and very vocal about it on Facebook and elsewhere.
BDS is misguided and serves to not only hurt and undermine the Israeli economy but the Palestinians as well. As you know Soda Stream International was pressured by BDS to close it’s factory in Lod in Judea and Samaria and hundreds of Israelis and Palestinians lost their jobs. The Palestinians can not find jobs in Gaza that are comparable to the pay and benefits that they received from Soda Stream due to the corruption of Hamas.
if BDS really cared about the fate of the Palestinians they would not have shut down this facility to further their own agenda.
The so called “West Bank” is not occupied territory, it is the Biblical Judea and Samaria, the heartland of Israel that should have been annexed after the 1967 war when it was attacked. The territory was offered to Jordan and Syria in exchange for peace but it was rejected by both so it remains a rightful part of Israel.
The settlements are not an obstacle to peace, one can not “occupy” ones own land.
They are wonderful, thriving, beautiful neighborhoods that just want to live in peace with their Arab neighbors. The Security fence and Israeli roads that were built have dramatically decreased the number of suicide bombers. They were built for a reason, to protect and stop the killing of innocent civilians.
The real obstacle to peace is Hamas, an organization that steals international aid to further violence, dig terror tunnels, launch missiles from schools and hospitals while the people of Gaza suffer. Israel pulled completely out of Gaza over 10 years ago, uprooting hundreds of Israelis from their homes and farms leaving state of the art greenhouses to help the economy of the people in Gaza, but those green houses were quickly dismantled by Hamas and the economy and the people continue to suffer.
The only thing Israel received in return for leaving Gaza is 1000’s of rockets launched at it’s civilians, and these attacks continue to this day.
So if PCUSA does not want to support any country or business that furthers violence it needs to focus on freeing Gaza from Hamas, BDS Iran, Syria, China, and all of the countries that are truly committing genocide, human rights violations and violence.
Thank you for your concideration of my work.
We are starting a group called "Jewish Quilt".
We will be coming together to make quilts for the
Israeli Holocaust survivors.
There are 170,000 Holocaust survivors in Israel.
30 % of them are living below the poverty level.
They are dying at a rate of 1000 a month.
We will be partnering with ISRAEL FOOD OUTREACH!
Karen Farley will be heading this ministry.
We need man and woman power.
We will need materials.
If you have the materials, please let me know.
If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please
reply to this email.
High Holy Day Schedule 5776
YOM TERUAH (Rosh HaShanah) Sunday, September 13th
KOL NIDRE (Yom Kippur evening) Tuesday night Sept 22nd
We all begin the fast together. Dana Baker will sing
NEILAH: Wednesday at 5:30 pm , September 23rd
The concluding service. Yizkor and Remembrance.
We will break the fast together at its conclusion.
SUKKOT (Feast of Tabernacles): Sunday night September 27th
at 7:30 pm
Dana Baker, Cantor Soloist
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We have many updates each week.
The Rabbi's messages are also posted on the website.
We have beautiful photos
and dancing steps to our worship music.
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Lupe Pruneda will be heading a short term outreach
called 'Hersheys for Heroes.
We will be sending Hershey bars with notes
attached from us to the IDF soldiers.
More information to follow.
Driving for Seniors
for the Jewish Family Services.
If interested, reply back to this email.
Please pray for
Belma Fraire's son-in-law
just diagnosed with colon cancer.
Pray for healing.
Pray for Gina Leibmann
Pray for John Lamb.
Having trouble with his shoulder
due to the auto accident a couple month ago.
Condolences to Brian Brough upon
the passing of his mother.
Happy Birthday to Maria Coe.
Best treasurer this side of the Mississippi.
Happy Birthday to Cheryl Sifuentes.
She is the best challah maker this side of the Mississippi.
Happy Birthday to Oksana Ratthe!
Happy Birthday to Carlos Saravia!
Traveling mercies to Jessica Trevithick
as she flies back to her
Traveling Mercies to Ellah Gorelik
as she travels back
Thank you for blessing us with your music.
What's Happening this week!
Wednesday, August 26th 7:30 pm
Bible Study tonight.
We will continue our study on Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah.
Also, looking at the Jewish Messiahs that have appeared
and proved not.
There WILL be Music Rehearsal
Shabbat Ki Tetze , August 29th
9 am Prayer
10 am Shabbat Services
noon: oneg (lunch)
1:30 Rabbi's Corner:
2:30 Israeli Dancing
Gregory St. Pierre has re-mastered and put together the Best of the Holy Horse Bells
for Set One and Set Two.
See Gregory if you want to order the CD.
A love donation = 15 dollars
Come and be Blessed!
Have a blessed week...
Rabbi Corey and his Bride