Shalom ZOA Members, Friends and Supporters of Israel,
We hope that you and your loved ones have been experiencing a joyous and meaningful Chanukah.
We ask that you please continue to contact Temple University to insist that Temple formally condemn Professor Marc Lamont Hill for his advocacy of violence against Jews and his call for the destruction of Israel. It has also come out that Hill has falsely accused Israel of poisoning the Palestinian-Arab water supply. Does such a person belong teaching in a classroom? See contact information below. Please remember to be civil and polite – but firm – if you call or write.
Please see Mort Klein’s Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed about Hill later in this newsletter.
Meanwhile, yesterday, Greater Philadelphia ZOA organized a demonstration is support of Israel on Temple’s campus. See details and photo collage below.
Temple University Contacts:
Richard M. Englert
President of Temple University
Second Floor, Sullivan Hall
1330 Polett Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19122
Please see the graphic below for the names of Temple’s Board of Trustees:
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Speak With Those Who Have Participated in ZOA’s Israel Missions
Register For ZOA’s Israel Leadership Mission!
The Israel Mission takes place Feb. 24-28, with an option to extend to March 3.
To learn more about the National ZOA Leadership Mission to Israel – including itinerary and pricing — click on the link below.
If you have an interest in going, please call Howard at the National ZOA Office at 212-481-1500.
If you’d like, we can put you in touch with people from our region who have participated in previous ZOA Israel missions.
Israeli soldiers and border police can use some warmth – warmth in the form of cards and letters from American children who want to thank those in uniform who serve to protect our homeland and our Israeli cousins and allies.
Each year the Zionist Organization of America runs a campaign to get schools and congregations to have their students create “thank you” cards and letters for the soldiers and police that our ZOA Mission participants personally deliver to the young Israeli men and women in uniform as they visit IDF and Border Police bases and installations. The men and women of the IDF are deeply touched by the expressions of gratitude from young Americans.
We welcome individual cards and letters from your kids or grandchildren for this project.
Please get us your cards and letters by January 15 so that we have time to collect them all and send them to Israel in advance of our mission. Cards and letters can be sent to our Office. From there they will be sent to our National Office and from there to Israel where our VIP Leadership Mission participants will pick them up and-deliver them to the soldiers and border police. Please send them to: Greater Philadelphia ZOA, 1 Belmont Ave., Suite 601, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
If you have any questions or would like more information, please call the Greater Philadelphia ZOA Office at 610-660-9466.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Think of Greater Philadelphia ZOA as you make your end-of-year donations!
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