If you have some time on your hands and want to support Israel

There are rallies planned around the country to support Israel.  One thing I’ll add is that supporting Israel means supporting ourselves too.  As is so often the case, Israel is our proxy in the bloody front lines against some of the most evil people in the world — in this case, the Iranian mullahs and madmen.  So, here’s a list of some of those rallies, in case you’re able to attend:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Memphis, TN:

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Anshei Sphard-Beth El Emeth Synagogue
120 N East Yates Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120
Sponsoring organization: Memphis Jewish Federation
Contact: Gerri Patterson at (901) 484-1216

Kansas City, KS:
Community Briefing with Israel’s Deputy Consul General to the Midwest Gershon Kedar

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Jewish Community Campus (Social Hall)
5801 W. 115th St.
Overland Park, KS 66211

Sponsoring organizations: Jewish Community Relations Bureau/American Jewish Committee
Contact: Marvin Szneler at (913) 221-9511

Sarasota, FL:
Community Rally For Israel’s Right to Self-Defense*

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Temple Beth Sholom
1050 South Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34237

Sponsoring organizations: West Coast Florida Chapter of the American Jewish Committee and the Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Federation
Contact: Orna Nissan at (941) 371-4546 or onissan@smjf.org

*RSVPs are closed; the event is now filled to capacity.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Washington, D.C.:
Israel Solidarity Rally

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Time: 12 p.m. (noon)
Location: Sixth and I Synagogue
600 I. Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.
One block north and one block east of the Chinatown exit at the Gallery Place Metro stop
Sponsoring organizations: JCRC of Greater Washington and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Congregation Olam Tikvah, Endowment for Middle East Truth, Hebrew Day School, Israel on Campus Coalition of Greater Washington, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Jewish Primary Day School of the Nations Capital, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, National Jewish Democratic Council, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, StandWithUs, Temple Micah, The Israel Project, Union for Reform Judaism Mid-Atlantic Council, United Jewish Communities- Washington, Washington Board of Rabbis, Zionist Organization of America
Confirmed speakers: Amb. Sallai Meridor, Sen. Ben Cardin, Rep. Eliot Engel
Contact: Ron Halber at (301) 602-5709
Web sitewww.jcouncil.org

Atlanta, GA:
We Stand with Israel Community Solidarity Rally

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ahavath Achim Synagogue
600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Sponsoring organizations: Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and co-sponsored by the Israel Professional Council
Contact: Noah Levine at (404) 870-1604
Web sitewww.ShalomAtlanta.org

Chicago, IL:
Community Briefing

When: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
Glencoe, IL
Sponsoring organizations: Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest
Contact: Lisa Klein at (312) 444-2094
Web site: www.juf.org

Dallas, TX:
Rally

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Jewish Community Center
7900 Northaven Rd
Dallas, TX 75230
Sponsoring organization: Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Contact: Marlene Gorin at (214) 415-6222
Web sitewww.jcrcdallas.org

Los Angeles, CA:
Rally in Support of Israel’s Right to Defend Itself Against Hamas

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Time: 12 p.m. (noon)
Location: Federal Building in Westwood, LA
Veteran and Wilshire Streets
Sponsoring organizations: StandWithUs, Bnei Akiva and the ILC in cooperation with the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, and Jewish Day Schools across Los Angeles
Contact:

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pittsburgh, PA:
Community Gathering and Briefing

Date: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Location: Jewish Community Center
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Sponsoring organization: Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh
Contact: Jeff Cohan at (412) 992-5234
Web sitewww.ujf.net

Boston, MA:
Rally to Support Israel

Date: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Congregation Mishkan Tefilah
300 Hammond Pond Parkway
Chestnut Hill, MA
Sponsoring organizations: JCRC of Greater Boston, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee, AIPAC, BIAC, The David Project, Hadassah, The Hillel Council of New England, South Area Israel Action Team and others
Contact: Josh at (617) 457-8650

Chicago, IL:
Community Briefing

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Anshe Emet Congregation
3715 North Broadway
Chicago. IL
Sponsoring organizations: Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest
Contact: Lisa Klein at (312) 444-2094
Web sitewww.juf.org

Philadelphia, PA:
We Stand with Israel Solidarity Rally

Date: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Time: 12 p.m. (noon)
Location: LOVE Park
16th Street & JFK Blvd., Philadelphia
Sponsoring organization: Jewish Federation of Philadelphia
Contact: Alex Stroker at (215) 832-0577 or astroker@philafederation.org
Web site: www.jewishphilly.org

Albany, NY:
Rally for Israel

Date: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Temple Israel
600 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208
Sponsoring organization: United Jewish Federation of Northeastern NY
Contact: Shelly Shapiro at (518) 783-7800 x235

Friday, January 9, 2009:

Chicago, IL:
We Stand With Israel Community Rally

Date: Friday, January 9, 2009
Time: 12 p.m. (noon)
Location: Federal Plaza (Dearborn and Adams) in downtown Chicago
Sponsoring organizations: Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Contact: 312-357-4770 or jcrc1@juf.org
Web sitewww.juf.org


Sunday, January 11, 2009:

Northern NJ:
We Stand With Israel Solidarity Rally

Date: Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Kaplen JCC on the Palisades
411 East Clinton Avenue
Tenafly, NJ
Sponsoring organization: UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey
Contact: (201) 820-3900
Web sitewww.ujannj.org

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