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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

This event next occurs Tuesday, April 13, 7:30PM. Click here to view all 7 occurences.
Tuesday, April 6, 7:30PM
Tuesday, April 13, 7:30PM
Tuesday, April 20, 7:30PM
Tuesday, April 27, 7:30PM
Tuesday, May 4, 7:30PM
Tuesday, May 11, 7:30PM
Thursday, May 13, 7:30PM
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To register or sponsor, click here. 


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 April 8, 2021):



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Lewis Bateman

Karen and Jack Daar

Edith, Marla, and Avri Horowitz

Sharon Dane and Gail Propp

Martine & Jack Schenker

The Solomon Family

Stan & Madelene Towne







Debbie & David Sable




Judith Deich

Suzan & Fred Ehrman

Juan Mesa-Freydell

Dr. Margo Yellin Woll and Cynthia Yellin Aronsohn




Bonnie Barest & Family

Mark Belnick

Bengio Misrahi family

Deena & Josh Bernstein

Nava & Dan Bettinger

Rabbi Meier Brueckheimer

Shlomit & Chaim Edelstein

Faith Fogelman

Ingber/Waxman Family

Esther Kremer

Morton Landowne

David Schimel

Esther & Bill Schulder

Ruth & Irwin Shapiro

Judy & Isaac Sherman

Dr. William Zeitz & Family




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

Shelley & Ruvan Cohen

Miriam & Yale Drazin

Paula M. Elbirt

Jane & Roger Gerber

Barbara Klein

Neal Kozodoy

Alene Schneierson & Morris Krimolovsky

Joan B. Lefkowitz

Alice & Harold Lehrer

Karen & Bruce Lerman

Lydia E. Mark

John Moscowitz

Susan & Marlon Portes

Rella Feldman & Curtiss Pulitzer

Rima Raynes

Tovah & Rabbi Gershon Segal

Orna Shulman

Robert Sidi

Shauna R. Singer

Mark A Speiser

Susan Ulick



Other contributors: Mattie Weiser

West 11th Street Cemetery

The West Eleventh Street cemetery, the second historic cemetery of Congregation Shearith Israel, was consecrated on February 27, 1805.  

Maud Nathan

Maud Nathan (1862-1946) was founder and first President of the Sisterhood of Shearith Israel, established in 1896.