Young Adult Offerings: Tribe offers participants the opportunity to explore religion, faith and culture through a wide variety of programs and experiences.
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) was established in 1981 by a group of Holocaust survivors, under the leadership of John Klein z'l, to provide for education and wellbeing of the men and women who serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as well as the families of fallen soldiers. Headquartered in New York City, FIDF is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation that operates 15 regional offices in the United States and Panama.
The strength of the IDF, which has been guarding the State of Israel since it declared independence in 1948, derives from the selfless determination and great capabilities of the young men and women who form it. At the tender age of 18, all Israelis are drafted into the IDF. Those who serve commit to uphold the difficult tasks of defending Israel’s borders and guaranteeing the safety of its people.
The Israeli government is responsible for training IDF soldiers and providing them with the necessary tools for their service. FIDF is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support, and care in an effort to ease the burden they carry on behalf of the Jewish community worldwide.
Shabbat San Diego is an independent grassroots level community-wide, inclusive and egalitarian organization of volunteers dedicated to encouraging the entire San Diego Jewish community to participate in a unique, international Jewish identity event that inspires all Jews to experience Shabbat together on October 27th/28th. The International Unity Shabbat will take place in more than 900 cities and 95 countries around the globe.
On this special Shabbat, San Diego’s Jewish community of individuals, couples and families will enjoy the peace, tranquility and wellbeing that Shabbat has promoted since Jews received this unique oasis in time more than 3 millennia ago. It’s a day for us to be in harmony with the world, not attempt to impose our will upon it. It is a day when “all of our work is done...,” a world-wide expense-free vacation from the trials and tribulations of the work week, a way to better understand our place in the universe.
Each congregation in San Diego County will, of course, celebrate the Shabbat in its own manner with its own customs and practices, honoring this day of community togetherness and rest. The International Unity Shabbat will take place on the weekend of November 10-12 in more than 900 cities and 95 countries around the globe.