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JCC Tzahal Shalom Program

 

Sunday, March 27 – Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tzahal Shalom is organized by the Stamford Jewish Community Center, in cooperation with the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces. Each year the JCC Tzahal Shalom program brings seven active-duty Israeli officers to the Stamford community for a cross-cultural encounter in a variety of settings. The primary goal of the program is to strengthen the unity of the Jewish people, facilitate community-wide Israel education, and foster a deeper understanding of and connection to Israel. Americans and Israelis are given opportunities to learn about each other and their societies, person-to-person, while building lasting relationships and a profound sense of extended family.

Get involved.
Be part of the dialogue.
Make YOUR connection to Israel.

For more information, contact Nancy Schiffman at 203.487.0941 or nschiffman@stamfordjcc.org

 


 

You’re invited to join the officers...

 

Retired Men’s Club & Jewish War Veterans
Monday, March 28 • 10 – 11 a.m. • at The J

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Jewish Historical Society & Jewish War Veterans
Monday, March 28 • 3:30 – 5 p.m.
at the Harry Bennett Library on Vine Rd.
All are welcome.

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Tzahal Speaks to Teens
Monday, March 28 • 7:30 p.m. • at The J
BBYO & all teens grades 8-12 are welcome.

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Parlor Meetings (at private homes)
Monday, March 28 • 7:30 p.m.
• UJF Young Leadership Division
Tuesday, March 29 • 7:30 p.m.
• Hadassah
• General (all are welcome)

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Family Fun with Tzahal and the JCC Maccabi Games & Artsfest
Wednesday, March 30 • 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. • at The J
Join the JCC Tzahal Shalom IDF officers as each officer captains a team of children and parents to compete in soccer & floor hockey and collaborate on a massive art piece…JCC Maccabi style. Enjoy a pizza & salad dinner and decorate your own cupcake for dessert. All are welcome. No skill required.
Member $10 per-person/Community $12 per-person

Click here to RSVP by March 28.

 

JCC Tzahal Shalom Town Hall Meeting
Thursday, March 31 • 7:30 p.m. • at The J
Meet all seven active duty IDF officers as they share their experiences and answer questions.
All are welcome.

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The Women of Tzahal
Friday, April 1 • 10 - 11:30 a.m.
at a private home
The Center Women of The J, Jewish Women Connected of Chabad, Women’s Philanthropy of UJF, The Stamford Chapter of Hadassah, and all community women are welcome to join an intimate dialogue with the female officers.

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Senior Lunch
Friday, April 1 • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. • at The J
Senior adults join the officers for lunch.
Suggested donation $4.

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Shabbat Services
Friday night, April 1
6:30 p.m. Temple Sholom, Greenwich
7 p.m. at Temple Sinai
7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El
Saturday morning, April 2 
• Congregation Agudath Sholom
• Temple Beth El of Norwalk

 

Martinis & Magic Fundraiser
Saturday, April 2 • 8:30 p.m. • at The J
All are welcome. Adults only.
$75 per person; $750 to reserve a table for 10

Click here to RSVP by March 27.

 


 

To donate to the JCC Tzahal Shalom:

The JCC Tzahal Shalom program exists through the generous support of people like you. Enlist for this special mission and be part of the elite forces that have kept the program going for more than 30 years.*

Our supporters’ ranks include:

General – Ramatkal: $5,000

Colonel – Aluf: $2,500

Major - Rav Seren: $1,800 

Captain – Seren: $1,000

Lieutenant – Segen: $500

Sargeant – Samai: $360

Private – Turai: $180

Recruit - Teron: Other 

There are three ways to donate.

1. Click here to donate online.

2. Mail a check to the Stamford Jewish Community Center, 1035 Newfield Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905 with “Tzahal Shalom” written in the memo of your check.

3. Stop by the JCC.

 


 

Did you know...

Each year the JCC Tzahal Shalom program brings seven active duty Israeli officers to Stamford for a cross-cultural encounter with our community. The primary goal of the program is to deepen mutual understanding and strengthen the unity of the Jewish people. Americans and Israelis are given opportunities to learn about each other and their societies, person-to-person, while building lasting relationships and a profound sense of extended family.

Last year alone, the seven officers of the Israel Defense Forces who participated in the Stamford JCC’s Tzahal Shalom program made a meaningful connection with:

• 1,000 high school students at over 10 different public high schools
• 100 teens involved in after school Jewish programming/youth groups
• 600 elementary and middle school students at Bi-Cultural Day School and Carmel Academy
• All of the children in the local synagogues and religious schools
• Shabbat congregants at local synagogues
• 225 children in after school and preschool programs at the JCC
• 1000 adults at events throughout the community
• 50 seniors in assisted living facilities, plus 100 additional seniors in JCC programs
• 200 college students and faculty when officers visit while universities and colleges are in session
• The Mayor of Stamford
• Top brass at the Stamford Police Department
• 7 lucky host families
• Countless fellow IDF soldiers back in Israel when they returned and shared the incredible support and love that
  American Jewry has for Israel.

Tzahal Shalom is funded entirely through the generosity of individuals in our community. Please help support this important initiative. Tax-deductible contributions may be made to the Stamford JCC.

Click here to make a donation online.

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