Worship and Study Minyan with Speaker Yotam Politzer

November 04, 2017, 10:00 am
Congregation Beth El
8215 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD

The Worship and Study Minyan is pleased to welcome Yotam Politzer, the co-CEO of IsraAID, to speak during the November minyan. Yotam will talk about the life-changing work IsraAid is doing with refugees and victims of natural disasters around the world, and the positive publicity and cooperation this effort brings for Israel. For 17 years IsraAID has been performing search and rescue, purifying water, providing emergency medical assistance and walking victims of trauma back to psychological health in dozens of disaster-hit countries.  In an interview this week, Yotam noted, “We’re the people who stay past the ‘aid festival,’” describing the month after a disaster when media attention and donations are at their highest; both tend to disappear after that period. He anticipated his teams would stay in Puerto Rico for another year. An IsraAID team remains in Haiti eight years after a devastating earthquake hit that country.

The Worship & Study Minyan is a monthly, lay-led service, that includes a discussion of the Torah portion. Service begins at 10:00 am, and Yotam is scheduled to speak at approximately 10:20.

For more information, please contact Itsik Sayag at isayag@bethelmc.org.

The Island of Tears from CBN Documentaries on Vimeo.