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Upcoming Events


Thursday, February 15 – Monday, February 26, 2018
Ateret Cohanim Executive Director, Daniel Luria, will be in the US to raise funds and awareness for Jerusalem and Ateret Cohanim

Wednesday Evening February 21 @8 PM
The Shul of Harbor Islands | 1022 Washington Street | Hollywood, FL

Thursday Evening February 22 @ 7:30 PM
Chabad of West Boynton | 9406 Boynton Beach Boulevard | Boynton Beach, FL

Sunday Evening February 25 @ 8 PM
Private home | 9901 East Broadview Drive | Bay Harbor, FL

Other times available to have a Jerusalem evening or meeting. Please contact Daniel Luria direct.

Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 5 PM – MIAMI, FLORIDA
Time for the Heart – An Evening of Spirituality to Benefit Makor Chaim
Experience the next stage of Geulah with Rav Dov Singer, Rosh Yeshiva; Yossi Baumol, Director of Development and Makor Chaim Exchange Students. Learn more about Makor Chaim. At the home of Laurie Moskowitz Hirsch 2440 NE 202nd Street, Miami, FL

Monday, February 26, 2018 – 6:45 PM – 9:30 PM
The KJ/Ramaz Community invites you to a panel discussion responding to rising levels of anti-Israel activity on our US campuses.
Opening Remarks by Ambassador Dani Dayan, Consul General of Israel in New York
Panelists:
      • Shahar Azani – Executive Director, StandWithUs Northeast Region
      • Rena Nasar – Tri-State Campus Director for StandWithUs
      • Andrew Pessin – Professor of Philosophy at Connecticut College and Campus Bureau Editor for the Algemeiner
      • Jonathan Deluty ’12 – IDF Veteran and Senior at Columbia University
      • Moderator – Shayna Estulin – Journalist with i24NEWS and co-host of “Crossroads”

Doors open 6:45 pm. Panel discussion 7:30 pm. Israeli Wine and sushi will be served.
Admission free. RSVP HERE. Ramaz Middle School 114 East 85th Street, NYC

Saturday, March 3, 2018 @ 8 PM 
KJ Conversations: Winning the Jewish Future Means Engaging Millenials with Rabbi Daniel Kraus and Aliza Kline
Aliza Kline is founding executive director of OneTable, an online and in-person community that helps people in their 20’s and 30’s create a weekly, intentional Shabbat ritual. Rabbi Daniel Kraus is Director of Community Education at KJ. Admission free.
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun 125 East 85th Street, NYC (between Lexington and Park Avenues)

Wednesday – March 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
UNRWA: Breeding Ground for Terror
UNRWA stands for the United Nations Relief and Work Agency. It operates in Gaza, the
West Bank, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. Its official mission is to deliver primary and vocational education. The reality is quite different. Arabic speaking experts, who work for The Center for the Near East Policy and Research, will discuss the Hamas infiltration of UNRWA refugee facilities and how it has affected the books and films shown to children attending UNRWA schools. Free but requires registration. Register HERE
Lincoln Square Synagogue 180 Amsterdam Avenue @ 68th Street, NYC

Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 8 PM
Ambassador Ron Dermer in Conversation with Thane Rosenbaum
Ron Dermer, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, has risen to the challenge as an articulate and passionate defender of the Jewish state. Join FOLCS director Thane Rosenbaum for a wide-ranging and timely conversation with Ambassador Dermer. At the 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NYC. Tickets from $35. Purchase tickets here

Sunday – March 11, 2018 @ 6 PMHello Refugees! with author Tuvia Tenenbom
Enjoy this interesting book event with debate. Light dinner will be served.
To find out the secret behind this character reformation, Tuvia Tenenbom, a Jew born in Israel, presented himself as a Jordanian and was able to gain entry into many refugee camps. Living in squalid conditions in airless rooms and with barely edible food, the refugees begged Tuvia to help them get out of the camps. When not with the refugees, Tuvia traveled through the land and mingled with the local people, who shared with him that they, the Germans, were the kindest people in Europe, far superior to the “inhumane” Jews. RSVP on Facebook
Ramaz School 125 East 85th Street, NYC

Tuesday – March 13, 2018 @ 7:30 PM – PHILADELPHIA, PA
AFSI Philadelphia is proud to sponsor Marc Prowisor “Beyond the Headlines…Behind the Scenes: An Insider View on the Security Situation on the Ground in Israel. Mark is a security expert from Israel’s Shilo Region and speaks throughout the US. His primary focus is on the strategic and biblicaly significant Judea and Samaria regions that have been a hotbed of terrorist acts of violence against Jews. Free admission. Contact phillyafsi@gmail.com for more info.
Kehillas B’nai Shalom / Bensalem Jewish Outreach Center
2446 Bristol Road | Bensalem, PA 19020

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 @ 7 PM
Ben Gurion’s Epilogue: The Lost Interview
See the critically acclaimed film Ben Gurion, Epilogue and hear its improbable backstory. With Dr. Clinton Bailey, prominent anthropologist and interviewer of David Ben Gurion; Alon Ben Gurion, grandson of David Ben Gurion; Yariv Mozer and Yael Perlov, filmmakers Moderated by Ambassador Ido Aharoni. Admission Free. Register Here. For more information contact info@emanuelstreickernyc.org
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center – 1 East 65th Street, NY

Thursday, March 15, 2018 @ 6 PM
Helen Freedman Receives Aishes Chayil Award-National Council of Young Israel DinnerCelebrating Israel’s 70th Year |Guest of Honor – Anthony Scaramucci
6 PM Elegant Buffet Dinner | 7:30 PM Program | Lavish Viennese Dessert
Couvert $500 per couple
Very Special Rates for AFSI members. Call AFSI 212-828-2424 or email judy@afsi.org
Terrace on the Park, Flushing Meadows Park, NY

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 @ 6:30 PM
The Unlikely Nazi Hunters: A Rare Conversation with Serge and Beate Klarsfeld
Together, they tracked down Klaus Barbie—the “Butcher of Lyon”—and orchestrated his extradition to France, helped clinch the convictions of former Nazis and their collaborators and documented all 76,000 Jews deported from France. $36 General Admission; $18 Temple Members. Register Here.
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center – 1 East 65th Street, NYC

Sunday – April 15, 2018 from 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM
Upper West Side Celebrates Israel. Congregation Shearith Israel invites you to celebrate Israel’s 70th Yom Ha’Atzmaut with a festival featuring indoor and outdoor activities. For more information contact Hai Piasetsky at haip@jafi.org
Symphony Space 2537 Broadway/95th Street, NYC

April 17-25, 2018
AFSI Chizuk Mission: Yom Ha’Atzmaut 70th Anniversary Celebration of Israel’s Independence. Click here for the itinerary and to pay for your reservation

Previous Events


Monday, February 19, 2018
AFSI protest demonstration against Mahmoud Abbas’ presence in the US, in NY, and his February 20 address to the UN Security Council.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
AFSI’s Israel at 70 Lecture Series proudly sponsored Aharon Pulver, Executive Director of the Israel Independence Fund who spoke on “Thinking Out of the Box on Israel.” Followed by discussion of the burgeoning wine vineyards in Judea and Samaria and a tasting of wine samples

January 17, 2018
AFSI is a Proud Sponsor of Sovereignty Conference- RIBONUT
The Pub, Gula, Petach Tikvah, Israel
Helen Freedman, AFSI’s Co-Executive Director, in attendance. Lectures  in Hebrew with simultaneous translation in English.

January 3, 2018
AFSI sponsored a guided tour with Sami Steigmann, Holocaust survivor and noted speaker, of “Operation Finale-The Capture and Trial of Adolf Eichmann” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, NYC. Light refreshments followed the tour and shmoozing with Sami to gain additional insight into the exhibit from his experiences as a survivor.

November 28, 2017
Protest demonstration at The New School for Social Research.   Protest of the lecture on “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice,” which featured a panel of those who are not friends of Israel, Linda Sarsour, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) and Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ).

November 10, 2017
In Israel – AFSI’s Co-Executive Directors Helen Freedman and Judy Freedman Kadish, Ken Abramowitz and a host of other presenters at the Oz veGaon preserve in Gush Etzion.  Conference on “Sovereignty: It is Possible – It is Vital”

November 7-14, 2017
AFSI Chizuk Mission: Chaye Sarah in Hebron

November 3-4, 2017
AFSI’s Research Analyst Jonathan Grauman guest speaker during Shabbat at Congregation Beth Shalom in Redbank, NJ. “AFSI: Supporting Israel at Home and Abroad”

November 1, 2017
Join Americans for a Safe Israel to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of he Balfour Declaration and its role in Zionism- by speaker David Isaac. Original video presentation shown.

October 18, 2017
Protest demonstration at the Center for Jewish History calling for the firing of CEO David Myers – a FOE of Israel and Jewish history.

October 19, 2017
AFSI hosted a parlor meeting with members of Im Tirtzu. Meet and greet Matan Peleg and Doug Altabef.

September 27, 2017
Protest demonstration at the Center for Jewish History calling for the firing of CEO David Myers – a FOE of Israel and Jewish history.

September 19, 2017
New York welcomed PM Netanyahu & President Trump to the UN

September 11 & 12, 2017
Say NO to Roger Waters! Protest Roger Waters’ presence at the Barclays Center-Brooklyn, NY

September 11, 2017
Robert & Debbie Weiss hosted Davidi Ben Zion, Deputy Director of the Shomron Regional Council.

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