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Israel Engagement Committee

The Israel Engagement Committee's mission is to engage our community with Israel through information about local culture and events, advocacy, programming and education.

Through emails and bulletin board postings, our committee draws attention to important action alerts or events or interest regarding Israel.  We welcome input and suggestions from all Ahavath Torah members.

Please contact Irene Gottesman at if you have any suggestions or are interested in joining the committee.


NOVEMBER 4-30: Northern New Jersey's Virtual Israel Film Festival

Binge Watch the Best of Israeli Cinema!

Although we can't be together in movie theaters this year, Jewish Federation has compiled the best of Israeli cinema for you to view in your home.
Included is a group of top Israeli documentaries on a wide range of topics.
All movies, except Breaking Bread and Like a Beating Heart, are available for viewing from November 4-30.

Once you start a movie, you will have 48 hours to finish watching it. 
TICKET PRICE PER MOVIE: $12 per household.



We're excited to introduce you to a series of videos, made to inform and entertain you and your families about the recent history and many unique facets of our beloved State of Israel.  The first in the series you'll be receiving from us is called " Israel Explained ".

The 50 videos in this unit, each lasting between 6 to 12 minutes, cover topics such as biographies of  Modern Israel's leaders and Eli Cohen, the Mossad Master Spy.  Events including the 1972 Olympics Munich Massacre and the sinking of the Altalena and topics such as the origins of the National Anthem. 

These videos have been generously made available to the public free of charge by OpenDorMedia,((formerly knows as Jerusalem U). 

You may view all of the OpenDorMedia videos on their YouTube Channel


Check out our "I Love Israel" video!

Click HERE.

Sat, October 24 2020 6 Cheshvan 5781