Hand in Hand Council of Clergy

Hand in Hand Council of Clergy

Mission Statement

As rabbis and religious leaders of different faiths, traditions and communities, we proudly join together to declare our support for Hand in Hand:  Center For Jewish-Arab Education In Israel.

We are inspired by the vision of “Learning Together – Living Together” and by the example of the existing Hand in Hand schools and supporting communities which show the benefits of integrated bilingual education both for the Jewish and Arab Israeli children who go to school together and for Israeli society at large.

We endorse the efforts of Hand in Hand, working in partnership with the Ministry of Education and local government authorities, to create a network of integrated bilingual schools throughout Israel.

We offer our respect, encouragement and friendship to the many children, teachers, families and friends who have joined this pioneering effort and we express our appreciation to all of our international partners and supporters who help make Hand in Hand programs possible.

Each of us, in our own way and according to our own capacity, will endeavor to assist Hand in Hand as it seeks to broaden its base of friends and supporters in North America and its schools and other activities in Israel.

We invite rabbis and religious leaders of all faiths who endorse these principles to join us.

Members of Hand in Hand’s Council of Clergy:

Rabbi Susan Abramson

   Temple Shalom Emeth, Burlington, MA

Rabbi David Ackerman

   Congregation Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA

Rabbi Doug Alpert

   Congregation Kol Ami, Kansas City, MO

Rabbi Melanie Aron

   Congregation Shir Hadash, Los Gatos, CA

Rabbi Andy Bachman

   92Y, New York, NY

Rabbi Benjamin Barnett

     Beit Am Jewish Community, Corvallis, OR

Rabbi Sarah Bassin

   Temple Emanuel, Beverly Hills, CA

Rabbi Daniel Berman

   Temple Reyim, Newton, MA

Rabbi Ariel Boxman,

   Temple Shalom, Dallas, TX

Rabbi Sharon Brous

   Ikar, Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Danny Burkeman

   Community Synagogue, Long Island, NY

Rabbi Michael Cahana

   Congregation Beth Israel, Portland, OR

Rabbi Mark Cohn

   Temple Emanuel, Winston-Salem, NC,

Rabbi Paul Cohen

   Temple Jeremiah, Northfield, IL

Rabbi Stephen Cohen

   Congregation B’nai Brith, Santa Barbara, CA

Reverend Mike Cole

   Presbytery of the New Covenant, Houston, TX

Reverend Dr. Chuck Currie

   Director, Center for Peace and Spirituality, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Rabbi Rob Dobrusin

   Beth Israel Congregation, Ann Arbor, MI,

Rabbi Bruce Elder

   Congregation Hakafa, Glencoe, IL

Rabbi Lawrence Englander

   Solel Congregation, Mississauga, ON, Canada

Rabbi Andrew Feig

   Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Jason Fruithandler

   Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Wendy Geffen

   Northshore Congregation Israel, Glencoe, IL

Rabbi Jocee Hudson

   Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Daniel Isaak

   Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland, Oregon,

Rabbi Debra Newman Kamin

   Am Yisrael Congregation, Northfield, IL

Rabbi Joshua Katzan

  Congregation Habonim, New York, NY

Rabbi Michael Knopf

   Temple Beth-El, Richmond, VA

Rabbi Debra Kolodny

   Portland’s UnShul, Portland, OR

Rabbi David Kosak

   Congregation Neveh Shalom, Portland, OR

Rabbi Shoshana Leis

   Congregation Har Shalom Fort Collins, CO,

Rabbi David Levin,

   Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Robert Levine

   Congregation Rodeph Shalom, New York, NY

Rabbi Robert Levy,

   Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor, MI

Rabbi David Locketz

   Congregation Bet Shalom, Minnetonka, MN

Rabbi Steven Morgen

   Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Houston, TX

Rabbi Ben Newman

   Congregation Har Shalom, Fort Collins, CO

Rabbi Boruch Perton

   Beth Zion Congregation, Montreal, QE, Canada

Rabbi Victor Reinstein

   Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, Jamaica Plain, MA

Rabbi Joshua Rose

   Congregation Share Torah, Portland, OR

Rabbi Jay Rosenbaum

   Congregation Herzl Ner Tamid, Mercer Island, WA

Rabbi John Rosove

   Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Sid Schwartz

   Senior Fellow Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership

Rabbi Matt Soffer

   Temple Israel of Boston, Boston, MA

Rabbi Ruth Sohn

   Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Eric Solomon

   Beth Meyer Synagogue, Raleigh, NC

Rabbi Samuel Spector

   Temple Judea, Tarzana, CA

Rabbi Toba Spitzer

   Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, West Newton, MA

Reverend Todd Stavrakos,

First Presbyterian Church, Gladwynne, PA

Rabbi David Steinberg

   Temple Israel, Duluth, MN

Rabbi Keith Stern

   Congregation Beth Avodah, Newton, MA

Rabbi Ron Stern

   Steven S. Wise Temple, Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Ariel Stone

   Congregation Shir Tikvah, Portland, OR

Rabbi Burton L. Visotzky

   Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY

Rabbi Joey Wolf

   Congregation Havurah Shalom, Portland, OR

Rabbi David Wolpe

   Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, CA

Rabbi Michael Zedek

   Emanuel Congregation, Chicago, IL

Rabbi Adam Zeff

   Germantown Jewish Centre, Philadelphia, PA

Rabbi Irwin Zeplowitz

   The Community Synagogue, Port Washington, NY

Rabbi Simcha Zevit

   Narbeth Havurah, Narbeth, PA

Rabbi Shawn Zevit

   Congregation Mishkan Shalom, Philadelphia, PA

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