• Parashat : Behaalotcha
  • Candle Lighting: 17:20
  • Mincha & Arvit on Friday: 17:30
  • Shacharit & Mussaf on Shabbat: 9:00
  • Shabbat Ends: 17:26
  • Parashat : Behaalotcha
  • Candle Lighting: 17:20
  • Mincha & Arvit on Friday: 17:30
  • Shacharit & Mussaf on Shabbat: 9:00
  • Shabbat Ends: 17:26
  • Parashat : Behaalotcha
  • Candle Lighting: 17:20
  • Mincha & Arvit on Friday: 17:30
  • Shacharit & Mussaf on Shabbat: 9:00
  • Shabbat Ends: 17:26
  • Parashat : Behaalotcha
  • Candle Lighting: 17:20
  • Mincha & Arvit on Friday: 17:30
  • Shacharit & Mussaf on Shabbat: 9:00
  • Shabbat Ends: 17:26
  • Parashat : Behaalotcha
  • Candle Lighting: 17:20
  • Mincha & Arvit on Friday: 17:30
  • Shacharit & Mussaf on Shabbat: 9:00
  • Shabbat Ends: 17:26
  • Parashat : Behaalotcha
  • Candle Lighting: 17:20
  • Mincha & Arvit on Friday: 17:30
  • Shacharit & Mussaf on Shabbat: 9:00
  • Shabbat Ends: 17:26
  • Parashat : Behaalotcha
  • Candle Lighting: 17:20
  • Mincha & Arvit on Friday: 17:30
  • Shacharit & Mussaf on Shabbat: 9:00
  • Shabbat Ends: 17:26
  • Parashat : Behaalotcha
  • Candle Lighting: 17:20
  • Mincha & Arvit on Friday: 17:30
  • Shacharit & Mussaf on Shabbat: 9:00
  • Shabbat Ends: 17:26
  • Parashat : Behaalotcha
  • Candle Lighting: 17:20
  • Mincha & Arvit on Friday: 17:30
  • Shacharit & Mussaf on Shabbat: 9:00
  • Shabbat Ends: 17:26

Bayit Cham

A Warm Home in Ashkelon

It has been almost 50 years since the establishment of the only non-orthodox synagogue in Ashkelon. Today a city with over 130,000 residents,this seaside community is inhabited by immigrants from over 80 countries aroundthe world. Some 30,000 immigrants from the former Soviet Union and some 3,000 Ethiopians have arrived in the past 15 years.

We would like to introduce you to a dynamic program that has been developed by Kehillat Netzach Israel in Ashkelon. The congregation is one of the more established Masorti (Conservative( synagogues in Israel with two buildings, an active NOAM youth movement, 5 class early childhood education program, bar/batmitzva classes, adult education and outreach programs. Ashkelon is unique in that our kehilla is made up of members from many different cultural backgrounds; Moroccan, Egyptian, Yemenite, Persian, American, South African, British, South American, Russian, Israeli born, etc


We organize programs for visiting Conservative congregations as well as individual members from partner congregations. A group visit could include lunch or dinner prepared on our premises by our day-care cook, a mifgash (meeting) with a cross section of members of the congregation and if the visit is on Friday morning, participation in a Kabbalat Shabbat activity with our early childhood education program.

 
All of this is part of the development of a new program we call Bayit Cham (a warm home). We hope that through meaningful mifgashim we will build long term relationships, thereby strengthening our movement here in Israel and abroad. Individual visitors will be hosted by members of our community. Our Rabbi, Gustavo Surazski (himself an immigrant from Argentina) will be on hand to welcome all visitors as will a number of other members of the community. We hope that eventually individual members traveling abroad will meet their “friends”. We would like to send our youth on trips after the army to visit and work in partner communities, as well as young volunteers from partner communities coming to Israel in the summer to work in our day camp. Young people on Israel programs should feel that they have a home in Ashkelon for their free weekends, etc.


A “virtual partnership” can be developed by linking websites, exchange of articles for bulletins, twin bar/bat mitzvahs, special joint tikun olam projects. Arrangements for bar/bat mitzvahs in Israel can be organized at the Kotel Masorti, Massada and/or at Netzach Israel.

 

In order to arrange for your congregation to join our Bayit Cham Program please contact our Overseas Coordinator, Terri Davis at netzisrael@gmail.com

 

The Masorti Movement is committed to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic vision of Zionism. Masorti represents a “third” way. Not secular Judaism. Not ultra-Orthodoxy. But a Jewish life that integrates secular beliefs. Halakhah with inclusion and egalitarianism. Tradition that recognizes the realities of today’s world. Masorti engages tens of thousands of Israelis each year, young and old, native born as well as olim from around the globe.
Contact The Kehilla
דג כדגכ
8 Harel Street, POB. 5041, Ashkelon 78150, Israel | Tel: 08-6711370/1 | Fax: 08-63737656 | kehillat@zahav.net.il