Israel Mission

The culmination of our year is the Israel Mission, this year planned for Sunday October 18- Wednesday October 28, 2015. This year’s theme is “Bring Your Friends to Israel”. We are looking for groups of friends to join together to make this a most exciting and meaningful experience. Jay Weiss will give trip highlights at the May 28th event when tour guide, Lee Glassman, will speak.

Simchat Torah

(Celebrates the conclusion of the year-long cycle of reading the Torah – the Five Books of Moses – and renewing the cycle) Monday – Simchat Torah starts at sundown Tuesday – Simchat Torah … Continue reading


(Feast of Tabernacles. Jews are commanded to dwell in temporary shelters as their ancestors the Israelites did in the desert after the exodus from Egypt) Thursday – Sukkot starts at sundown Friday – Day 1 (first day of Sukkot) Saturday – Day 2 (second day of Sukkot) … Continue reading

2016 Poconos UJA Opening Event

All are invited to join us for the 2016 UJA Campaign Event featuring the movie ABOVE AND BEYOND and refreshments. Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 5:30 pm Temple Israel of the Poconos 711 Wallace Street Stroudsburg, PA 18360 Cost for the evening is $15.00 per person. Ed and Ann Monsky, 2016 UJA Campaign Chairs Please RSVP to Mary Ann at Would you risk everything – your future, your citizenship, even your life – to … Continue reading

Rosh HaShanah

 (The Jewish New Year begins with ten (10) days of penitence.) Sunday – Rosh HaShanah starts at sundown Monday – Day 1 (first day of Rosh HaShanah) Tuesday – Day 2 (second day of Rosh HaShanah) … Continue reading

UJA Major Gifts: An Evening with Gil Tamary

Gil Tamary, Washington Bureau Chief for Israel’s Channel 10 News, will be speaking on: “Through the Looking Glass” September 10th at 7:00 PM Elan Gardens 465 Venard Rd Clarks Summitt, PA 18411 Revealing conversations with Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama; Israel’s Prime Ministers Benjamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert and Ariel Sharon…and Iran’s former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Refreshments will be served. RSVP: 570-961-2300 ext. 4 or Gil Tamary is the Washington … Continue reading