Friends of Israel news

Michael W. Cohen

The friends of Israel, Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation, presents “Is Israel a Jewish State or a State of Jews?” by Rabbi Michael Beyo. The Jewish fabric of Israel is a patchwork of numerous factions from many cultures and all corners of the earth. Meeting the needs of all these groups and their interactions results in complicated challenges for the State of Israel. Newspaper headlines such as “Israelis Facing Seismic Rift Over the Role of Women,” “Deep Rifts Among Israeli Jews Are Found in Religion Survey” and “Israel Approves Prayer Space at Western Wall for Non-Orthodox Jews” reflect some of these concerns.

Rabbi Beyo is a published author, university lecturer and historian. Since November 2015, he has been the CEO of the East Valley Jewish Community Center. He has received much acclaim from students of his history classes at the EVJCC.

The event will be on March 26, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Sun Lakes Chapel Center. The event is free and open to the entire community. Refreshments will be served. There will be no solicitations. The Chapel Center address is 9240 E Sun Lakes Blvd., Sun Lakes, Arizona 85248.