Israel Matters


KI Israel Matters Mission Statement

Kehillat Israel believes that the State of Israel is central to the Jewish people worldwide and supports the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. Kehillat Israel is committed to fostering our community’s engagement through dialogue, education, action, and celebration.

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iEngage Lecture and Discussion Series

Engaging Israel: Foundations for a New Relationship
A Lecture and Discussion Series by the Shalom Hartman Institute
Wednesdays: Sep 7 | Sep 21 | Nov 9 | Nov 30 | Dec 14 | Jan 25
7:00 – 9:00 PM at KI
Facilitated by Senior Rabbi, Amy Bernstein

Join Rabbi Amy Bernstein and your fellow KI members at the remaining iEngage lectures— part of a six-part series by the Shalom Hartman Institute. To be discussed: Jewish and democratic  state, religious pluralism and human rights, and the challenges of Jewish values and national governance. $35 class Fee. Light dinner included.

Register here.

Help KI Help Israel

KI recognizes its responsibility as a synagogue to support the State of Israel, as a Jewish and democratic state, within the broader context of our connection to k’lal Yisrael, the community of Jews world-wide. To express our devotion and commitment to the land and people of Israel, help us raise funds to send KI congregants to Israel to experience the spiritual, intellectual and historical center of the Jewish people.

Click here to donate online, contact the Development Department at 424.214.7451, or mail your check to KI for the KI Israel Travel & Study Fund.


Click here to view photos from KI’s trips to Israel!

Alexander Muss High School in Israel

Kehillat Israel has been a proud supporter of The Alexander Muss High School in Israel Study Abroad program. We have many Alumni teens who have been part of this program over the past few years and KI member Karen Rappaport McHugh is the Director of Admissions for California. AMHSI is the premier accredited, academic travel program for high school students. The classroom becomes alive as you travel across Israel in chronological order and learn at the exact locations where history was made. Participants earn high school credits and may be eligible to earn 6 transferable college credits. Unique and fun programs include the classic 8-week academic program, the 4-month full semester, 6-week summer programs and a combined trip with the International March of the Living. To learn more, visitwww.amhsi.orgor contact Karen Rappaport directly at


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