Who We Are

The Israel Kehillah Committee was formed in response to the attacks on Israel that took place on October 7, 2023, and consists of Rashi parents, board members, faculty and staff.  

We are working together to provide one place where our community can learn about the best ways to help now and in the future.  

Check back regularly for updates.

Rashi students wave Israeli flags.

Embrace a Hostage Initiative

Congress members across the US have spoken out, urging the Jewish community to raise their voices in support of the hostages being held by Hamas. And so, with love in our hearts, The Rashi School has started an initiative called Embrace a Hostage. We invite individuals and families, near and far, to connect spiritually with one or more of the hostages, and to advocate to elected officials, the United Nations, and the Red Cross, for their immediate care and release. Details on how to participate can be found in this flyer.

Chanukah Fair for Israel  

Sunday, December 10 | 3:00-5:00 PM | at Rashi

Join us for a holiday shuk (market) to benefit Israel, fun games, a performance by our third and fourth graders, lighting the candles, and prayers for Israel. Click here to register.

Israel Education & Coffee for Parents

Monday, January 8 | 7:55-9:30 AM | at Rashi

Join us as we hear from Rabbi Sharon Clevenger, Dean of Jewish Learning, Ayelet Lipton, Hebrew and Spanish Chair, and Rabbi Marcia Plumb, Director of Jewish Life and Partnerships. You will learn about the process of reviewing Rashi’s Israel curriculum and the exciting changes being implemented across grade levels. Learn more about our scope and sequence and get to know our fantastic faculty! Q&A session to follow the presentation.

The presentation will start at 8:15 AM. Coffee and light refreshments will be available in the Sukkat Shalom before and again after the presentation. We look forward to seeing you there!

Images of Israeli hostages are placed around a mock-Shabbat table

Check back regularly for community event updates.

Where to Donate

Thankfully, there are numerous organizations doing important work to support Israel and Israelis at this time, more than we can list here. Like many others, we are choosing CJP, our local Federation, and their Emergency Israel Fund, as well as our partner school in Haifa, where we have a long term relationship and deep connection. If you have a preferred organization, we encourage you to donate to the one of your choosing.

List of Educational Resources

Interested in getting involved or have information to share? Please contact us at ikc@rashi.org.