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Havdalah Gathering for Israel

October 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our friends at Rodef Shalom will be hosting a special Havdalah this weekend and gathering for Israel. Gesher will have representatives in attendance and we would love to see you there. For more information please see the note from Rodef below:

Havdalah Gathering for Israel – Sat, Oct. 21 @ 7:30 PM

In collaboration with partner synagogues and other local Jewish organizations, Temple Rodef Shalom will host a Havdalah Gathering for Israel. We hope you will join us as we come together for strength, solidarity, and a service to welcome a new week.

We will begin with a Havdalah Service in our sanctuary with singing and remembrances to promote healing and resilience. Dean Bagdadi, JCC-JAFI Shaliach (Israeli Emissary) will speak. After our service, we will gather for light refreshments. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet with Jewish organizations who are leading humanitarian efforts on the ground in Israel and internationally.

All are welcome. Registration is appreciated.


Organizations that will be on-site after Havdalah:

United Hatzalah: a rapid response emergency medical service of volunteers serving civilians and soldiers alike; Learn More

Friends of the IDF: (Mid-Atlantic region) who are providing hygiene kits for IDF soldiers and raising funds for field hospitals and bulletproof ambulances; Learn More.

All are welcome. Registration is appreciated.

New Israel Fund: who helps Israel live up to its founders’ vision of a society that ensures complete equality to all its inhabitants. 


October 21, 2023
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm