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Yom Ha’Atzma’ut 5778 Scholar in Residence

February 27, 2018 / 12 Adar, 5778

Dear YIPC,

On April 19th we will celebrate Yom Ha’Atzma’ut, Israel Independence Day.  This year marks the 70th anniversary of the miraculous establishment of the modern State of Israel.   To honor this special occasion and provide a meaningful way for our community to connect with Medinat Yisrael and Torat Eretz Yisrael - the vibrant Torah learning and Jewish thought emanating from Israel - we would like to host an Israeli scholar and leader as a Scholar in Residence on the Shabbos before Yom Ha’Atzma’ut, Shabbos Parshas Shemini (April 13-14).

The Religious Zionists of America (RZA) is leading an initiative they call “70 for 70” to bring 70 scholars from Israel to America this Yom Ha’Atzma’ut.  RZA will generously support the travel costs of these scholars, but each participating shul is responsible for the remaining costs.

We are looking for people who wish join in this unique opportunity for our community to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Israel’s founding.  We are seeking sponsors to dedicate each of the shiurim and programs including: Friday Night Oneg ($360), Shabbos Morning Drasha ($250), Shabbos Afternoon shiur ($250) and Shalosh Seudos Program ($360).
Please also consider contributing as a Supporting Sponsor for $70. 

To dedicate one of these programs or to join in as a Supporting Sponsor, please
click here.

Your generosity will enable us to provide an opportunity for Torah growth in a way that connects you and our community to the religious significance of the State of Israel.

You may contact me ( or Avrami Groll ( with any questions.

Thank you,

PS: In addition to this special program, we will also share more information about our annual Yom Ha'Zikaron commemoration, Yom Ha’Atzma’ut Tefilah Chagigit and celebration and a special youth program as we get closer to the date.

Please CLICK HERE to view prior year Israel programming.

Fri, March 23 2018 7 Nisan 5778