Theme of the Year 5779: Israel@70

israel at 70 logoBeth El’s Theme of the Year for 5779 (2018-2019) is Israel@70. Throughout the year, you will be able to experience Beth El’s deep connection to Israel in numerous ways, including special programming, guest speakers, and articles in the Scroll from both the clergy and Beth El congregants.

Here are some highlights:

  • Israel Distinguished Speaker Series: Our first Israel Distinguished speaker of the year is Professer Jeffrey Herf, whose approach and advocacy has been cited as the textbook model for defeating BDS petitions on college campuses.
  • Israel Media Series: Our ongoing Israel Media Series program features a different Israeli movie or television show once a month, followed by a discussion. Refreshments are included in the $5 (at the door) price.
  • Israel Mission: Rabbi Harris is leading our next congregational trip to Israel from July 7-18, 2019.

Upcoming Israel Events

Date/Time Event
May 01, 2019
9:30 am
Israel Changemaker: Ilana Kwartin
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda MD
May 02, 2019
6:30 pm
Yom HaShoah Recital and Commemoration
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda MD
May 05, 2019
10:00 am
Route 71: An Israel Road Trip
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda MD
May 22, 2019
6:30 pm
Night Out at the Movies with Rabbi Harris
Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema, Bethesda MD