Rabbi Nemitoff’s Challenge to the Congregation on Rosh Hashanah

“I’m Investing In Israel – It’s The Relationship, Stupid”

Ice Bucket Challenge



On Rosh Hashanah morning 5775 (Thursday, September 25), Rabbi Nemitoff spoke about the importance of having a relationship with the State of Israel. He challenged each of us to invest in our Jewish selves, by investing in a relationship with Israel. And the best way to do that is by visiting Israel.

To read his message, CLICK HERE.

“I’m Investing In Israel – It’s The Relationship, Stupid – Ice Bucket Challenge” 

I’m Investing In Israel – It’s The Relationship, Stupid – Ice Bucket Challenge from bnaijehudah on Vimeo.



The congregation is going to Israel this summer, June 25-July 7 (tentative) and Rabbi Nemitoff wants as many as possible to join in this remarkable experience.

If you take the “I’m Investing In Israel – It’s The Relationship, Stupid – Ice Bucket Challenge”, and post the video to your Facebook page (and link it to our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TTCBJ ), Rabbi Nemitoff will set aside $360 per person to offset the cost of the congregational trip.


12 days – $2860/person + airfare

(after the “IIIIITRSIBC” = $2500)


Jerusalem – Tel Aviv – Galilee – Golan Heights Masada

Mediterranean – Jordan River Kinneret – Dead Sea – and more


Join us for an informational meeting on 

Tuesday, October 14 – 7 pm

RSVP to Ellen Janssen, rabbinic assistant

(913-663-4050 x201; rabbiadmin@bnaijehudah.org


And if you cannot go to Israel this summer – but want to invest in Israel – Rabbi Nemitoff will match any donation up to $180 to any of seven causes that support liberal/Reform organizations in Israel. Here is the list of groups:


Congregation Birkat Shalom – Gezer Region • Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion – Jerusalem • Israel Religious Action Center – Jerusalem • Hiddush – Jerusalem • Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism – Jerusalem • Women of the Wall – Jerusalem • Beit Daniel – Tel Aviv

Just make a donation. Send Rabbi Nemitoff (rabbi@bnaijehudah.org ) a copy of your receipt. And he will send a matching donation in your honor.