EBulletin for June 7, 2018

We are looking forward to our event with the one and only Frank Luntz later this month, and we invite you to be a part of it. Tickets are on sale now.

Please see full details below.

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It is not often that one has the opportunity to hear from someone recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on communication – but you will on Tuesday, June 26, as Greater Philadelphia ZOA brings TV personality and public-opinion maven Frank Luntz to town for a Taylor Forum event.

Luntz will give a presentation on “American Public Opinion About Israel: What Forms It and What Can Pro-Israel Advocates Do To Help Improve It.”

The event will take place at the Philadelphia Marriott at 1201 Market St. Luntz’s presentation will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets are $36/$18 for students and those ages 25 and younger.

At 6 p.m., there will be an exclusive Patrons’ Reception with Luntz where you can meet him and speak with him – there will not be an opportunity to do so during the presentation. The reception will include glatt-kosher food plus wines from Israel.

Tickets are on sale now at and you can also purchase them by check.

The reception will be limited to 40 people.

Reception tickets are $200 each and include admission to Luntz’s presentation.

Purchase tickets online at:

Checks made payable to “ZOA” can be sent to: ZOA, P.O. Box 56, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19066.

“An Evening With Frank Luntz” is taking place in memory of attorney and dedicated Zionist Jerome Taylor, who was a Greater Philadelphia ZOA board member.

For more information, call our Office at 610-660-9466.

Spring Membership campaign winding down – Please Join or Renew Your Membership!

Greater Philadelphia ZOA is looking for volunteers to make calls for our upcoming events.

You can either make them from our Bala Cynwyd office, or wherever is convenient for you.

If you can lend us your time and talent, please call us at 610-660-9466.

Thank you!

When Greater Philadelphia ZOA was in the early planning stages of our 2018 Gala, we announced prematurely that it would be happening in June. As you can see from the “Save the Date” notice above, it is taking place on October 17. We apologize for any confusion.



Has the (unorthodox) organized Jewish community fallen off the rails?

By Lee Bender

In Numbers 10:35-36, the Torah describes the years of exile and wandering when the Children of Israel were exposed to those who sought to cause them harm. Moses would say the following when the Ark was set out: “Advance, O Lord! May your enemies be scattered, and may your foes flee before You!” This prayer is said today in synagogue services when the Torah is taken out of the Ark. Upon its return to the Ark the prayer continues: “Return, O Lord, You who are Israel’s myriads of thousands!”  The rabbis explain that during tranquil times, when the danger is not persecution but assimilation, the prayer is a homiletic interpretation, “O Lord, return the thousands of Israel who have strayed.”

Unfortunately, too many of our co-religionists have indeed strayed and continue to drift so much so to the left that the question is: Has the (generally unorthodox) “organized” Jewish community’s religion become Leftism? There are disturbing trends.

Isi Liebler cogently summarizes several prominent recent examples of such behavior with regard to the latest violent Gaza protests:

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