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SPRING 2021 FUNDRAISER | Providence & Politics: Zionism from Herzl to Begin

A Major 7-Part Virtual Lecture Series by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, focusing on key figures in Zionism and the miracle of the story of Israel

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Join Rabbi Soloveichik for a unique tour around the world, with visits to the Vienna of Herzl, the London of Balfour, the Kentucky of Louis Brandeis, the Missouri of Truman, and more.

This series will tell the miraculous story of Zionism in an unusual way, pondering how only Providence can fully explain the events through which the state of Israel came into being. 

Launching on Tuesday, April 6, with a Grand Finale on Thursday, May 13, these seven virtual lectures between Pesah and Shabuot will coincide with our observance of Yom HaShoah, Yom HaZikaron, Yom Ha'atzma'ut, and Yom Yerushalayim, and hopefully make our marking of these days more meaningful. 


Registration is free, but sponsorships are greatly appreciated and are essential support to our Congregation.

All sponsors will be recognized in a beautiful content-rich commemorative booklet that will be mailed out after the series.





Visionaries | Full page ad, up to 10 commemorative booklets .............$3600



Dreamers | Full page ad, up to 8 commemorative booklets.................$1800

Leaders | 1/2 page ad, up to 5 commemorative booklets......................$1000

Pioneers | 1/4 page ad, up to 2 commemorative booklets......................$360

Builders | Listing only, 1 commemorative booklet ...............................$250


To register or sponsor, click here. 


Opening Session: Tuesday, April 6, 7:30pm
via Livestream from the Main Sanctuary
"Neighbors in Vienna: Herzl, Freud, and the Wonder of Jewish History"
Session #2: Tuesday, April 13, 7:30pm, via Conference Call
"Blue and White in Basel: The Zionist Congress and the Israeli Flag"
Session #3: Tuesday, April 20, 7:30pm, via Conference Call
"London Battle: Jew vs. Jew and the Balfour Declaration"
Session #4: Tuesday, April 27, 7:30pm, via Conference Call
"From Louisville to Washington: The Extraordinary Evolution of Louis Brandeis"
Session #5: Tuesday, May 4, 7:30pm, via Conference Call
"Missouri Miracle: Harry Truman, Eddie Jacobson, and the Birth of Israel"
Session #6: Tuesday, May 11, 7:30pm, via Conference Call
"God and Man in Tel Aviv: The Declaration, the Altalena, and the Israeli Air Force"
Session #7: Thursday, May 13, 7:30pm,
via Livestream from the Main Sanctuary
"The Synagogues of the Jewish Quarter: A New Understanding of Jerusalem"


Thank you to our supporters
 (updated May 11, 2021):



Anonymous (3)

Lewis Bateman

Karen and Jack Daar

Sharon Dane and Gail Propp

Dr. Elon Granader

Edith, Marla, and Avri Horowitz

The Nathan Family

Naomi & Peter Neustadter

Martine & Jack Schenker

Stan & Madelene Towne







Rachel and Jonathan Herlands

Julis-Rabinowitz Family

George Klein and Charles and Alexandra Silber

Marcia & David Lavipour

Debbie and David Sable




Judith Deich

Suzan and Fred Ehrman

Juan Mesa-Freydell

Larry Gelb

Judy and Joel Schreiber

Dr. Margo Yellin Woll and Cynthia Yellin Aronsohn




Bonnie Barest & Family

Ina and Steven Beispel

Mark Belnick

Bengio Misrahi family

Deena and Josh Bernstein

Nava & Dan Bettinger

Karyn Braka Bogart

Viviane Bregman

Rabbi Meier Brueckheimer

Doina and Larry Bryskin

Daniel Chazin

Shlomit & Chaim Edelstein

Faith Fogelman

Laury, Reuben, and Matea Frieber

Ingber/Waxman Family

Esther Kremer

Morton Landowne

Sherri & Joel Maxman

Zoya Raynes Friedman

Carla and Jonah Schein

David Schimel

Esther and Bill Schulder

Maimon Schwarzschild

Ruth and Irwin Shapiro

Judy & Isaac Sherman

Luiz Carlos Barreto Silva

Linda and Howard Sterling

Marion & Billy Weiss

Dr. William Zeitz & Family



Anonymous (2)

Ceceil & Ariel Bengio

Chaplain (MAJ) Bruce Bublick, USAF, Retired, and Mrs. Judy Bublick

Lucienne Carasso Bulow & family

Shelley & Ruvan Cohen

Cheryl and Eddie Dauber

Edward Derosa

Miriam and Yale Drazin

David Eisenman

Paula M. Elbirt

Rella Feldman and Curtiss Pulitzer

Robert Friedman

Jane and Roger Gerber

Ron Goldofsky

Vivan and Arthur Klaus

Barbara Klein

Martin Kofman

Doris and Jonathan Konovitch

Neal Kozodoy

Miles Kuttler

Joan B. Lefkowitz

Alice & Harold Lehrer

Karen & Bruce Lerman

Lydia E. Mark

John Moscowitz

Mark Perkins

Susan & Marlon Portes

Rima Raynes

Alene Schneierson & Morris Krimolovsky

Tovah & Rabbi Gershon Segal

Orna Shulman

Robert Sidi

Karen & Roy Simon

Shauna R. Singer

Barbara Herlands Smith

Mark A Speiser

Susan Ulick

Drs. Stephen and Dorothy Vatner

Wolkovisky Kassin Family

Lloyd Zuckerberg & Charlotte Triefus



Other contributors: Ellen Newman, Rabbi Sanford H, Shudnow Judith & Marshall Siegel, Steven Spira, Mattie Weiser

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