Statement in Support of Israel
Congregation Beth Emeth (CBE) remains steadfast in its commitment to the State of Israel and to its people. We value freedom of expression, robust dialogue and diversity of opinion – the hallmarks of an open democratic society that characterize both our nation and the State of Israel.
Israel is a central element of Jewish life and a gateway to Jewish identification for many in our congregation. We will continue our efforts to raise awareness and educate our congregation by offering a wide range of educational programming and experiences and welcome opportunities to partner with organizations, work with groups and bring speakers with diverse perspectives. However, CBE unequivocally rejects the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement which challenges Israel’s legitimate right to exist as a Jewish, democratic state. We affirm Israel’s rightful place as a sovereign nation in the family of nations.
We stand by Israel as a member of the community of nations, and we are committed to supporting Israel as the Jewish homeland.
Israel Support Committee
CBE's Israel Support Committee works with other committees in the synagogue on an “as needed” basis on programs and activities related to supporting Israel, and communicates with organizations in the community to do what we can in support of Israel.
The complete Charter for this ad hoc committee, as well as our Statement in Support of Israel and Policy Regarding Programming, are available online. Please note that the Policy Regarding Programming requires that speakers/content related to Israel need to be approved by the Executive Committee.
If you are interested in serving on the Israel Support Committee or have any questions, please contact [email protected].