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The United Jewish Federation of San Diego held a rally in support of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge”. There appeared to be a few hundred in attendance with American and Israeli flags waving side-by-side and news trucks from Channels 5, 7 & 8. While it is sad that our community should feel a need to justify Israel’s right to protect herself, the outpouring of support from our civic and religious leaders was heartening.
Congressional Representatives Susan Davis, Scott Peters and Marty Block all spoke proudly of Congress’ bi-partisan resolution affirming Israel’s right to defend herself against Hamas. There were also words of support from Police Chief Shelly Zimmerman and regards from Toni Atkins and Juan Vargas. Scott Peters told a personal story: while on vacation in Israel, he fell in love with the land and the people. He later learned that Israel’s Iron Dome defense system had intercepted a missile bound for the very hotel in which he and his wife had been staying.
Ori, an Israeli teenager from a kibbutz near Sha’ar Hanegev, San Diego’s s ister city in Israel, got emotional as he told us how his entire kibbutz had to scatter because it lay on the border with Gaza. He told us how his community had been fired upon from Gaza and how the IDF did not respond because they didn’t want to spark “another war”. He then told us how warmly he was welcomed and how he now felt that he had another family in San Diego. Good thing I brought a handkerchief.
To be honest, I wasn’t sure how many from KA had turned out. But when the music started playing, we started dancing. That’s when we came out in force. Even the police and security guards smiled at our circle of joy. Once again, we showed ourselves to be a vibrant part of our wider Jewish community and I am proud of our shul.
I don’t know how many –if any- came out from the Christian churches that I contacted. But it is my intention to keep them in the loop for future events.
There are only 12 days left for the BIG day!
Saturday, November 3 at 6:00 pm
Kehilat Ariel Messianic Synagogue is proud to present our
Yearly Fundraiser and 31st Anniversary Dinner & Show
Have you bought your tickets yet??
All proceeds go toward the ongoing ministry of
Kehilat Ariel in the Jewish Community of San Diego
Show your support by making it a priority to attend this great event!
This year we will be having a double Pasta and Talent competition American Idol Style!
We will be transporting you to a little Italian villa, together with Italian Mafia gangsters; crazy Italian grandma’s (who will think everyone is too skinny and needs to be fed more pasta) and romantic live music serenading you at your table;
You will even come out singing in Italian!
YOU will be the judging the pasta that our contestants are working so hard to prepare. You will be sampling their delicious pasta dishes and voting for your favorites!
You’ll be meeting our amazing celebrities,
the Judges of our PASTA IDOL, competition:
Who will judge our very own talented contestants, most of them professional artists!
At the end of their presentations, and after carefully considering the “professional opinion” of the judges…
YOU will be voting to choose the first, second and third place winners!
YOUR MISSION… (is not impossible!) :
Share this event with THE WHOLE WORLD!
Watch the funny commercials and paste the links on your Facebook.
Share this with your family, neighbors, co-workers,
anyone who loves Italian food and wants to have fun!
THESE ARE THE LINKS:
DON CORNY OLIO: http://youtu.be/CjIl3fAzmEI
MME. BUTTER RUM: http://youtu.be/BAl8bBv2nXc
NONA GIUSSEPPINA (Starring Deb Remigio): http://youtu.be/7Aw_2WtpqVc
COHEN THE BARBARIAN: http://youtu.be/uTqHlG59uWo
If you’d like to enter the TALENT or the PASTA competition,
e-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org
we will send you a registration form
Fundraiser Dinner & Show on November 03, at 6:00 pm
Admission $25.00 kids $10.00
For more information or tickets sales call (858) 490-4355
Click here for TALENT
Click here for PASTA
For those of you that don’t know…
This year our fundraiser is going to be a competition American Idol style!
It is going to be a DOUBLE competition: PASTA and TALENT...
PASTA: You’ll be able to bring that amazing Pasta dish that everyone loves and win the competition.
TALENT: Not just singing, but anything you have the talent to do ….and anyone can enter the competition!
We are blessed to have our very own host from the American Idol show:
Brian Sea-Crostini, helping us with the event.
We also have some important celebrities working already on their pasta dishes for they can’t wait to compete in our very own:
KEHILAT ARIEL PASTA IDOL competition!
If you haven’t yet, watch this video and take a look at one of the interviews that Brian Sea-Crostini has done with one of these celebrities:
Please post the video on your facebook page, send it to everyone you know, invite them over. There is going to be lots of prizes and surprises. We are doing a BIG production!!!
WE WILL BE HOLDING TALENT AUDITIONS AFTER THE HIGH HOLIDAYS,
ON OCTOBER 6 and OCTOBER 13
BE THINKING OF WHAT ACT YOU WANT TO PREPARE TO ENTER THE COMPETITION WITH THE TALENT THAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU.
BE ALSO THINKING ABOUT THAT GREAT PASTA RECIPE YOU WANT TO BRING TO THE COMPETITION
MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED AFTER THE HIGH HOLIDAYS!
Don’t forget to watch the commercial, it’s very funny!!
…and keep watching after the credits, there is a surprise at the end!
A trailer of our full hour play of a Jewish wedding. This dance drama was performed at Kehilat Ariel Messianic Synagogue in November, 2009. Contact www.kehilatariel.org for more info or to order a DVD of the performance.
Shalom family and friends,
Here is the latest Hanukkah music and dance video for your enjoyment!Â Please pass on to anyone else you think would be interested. And all comments are welcome!
Remember you can always look up all our dance videos by searching by “KA” or my username “ditza80”.
Shalom blessings, Diana 🙂
The last few days have been challenging but also very fun.Â A pre army group called Lech L’cha stayed with us for aboutÂ five days.Â This group was made up of believers who were about to enter the IDF.Â Everyday they would send two people from their group to help us clean up, which was a big help.Â On my day off, I was able to join the group for most of the day and run around Migdal with them.Â That same night, I went to go play some basketball with friends from the congregation I’m attending.Â My team won, barely.Â Overall my experiences here have been good, but I have also run into hard times.Â Â
Hope all is well with you guys!
Just sending you guys an email to let you know how I’m doing.Â
I’ve met several people out here who have either been to KA, or know the Rabbi.Â Back in July I met a guy named Barry Leventhal, who was a guest, but was also the head speaker during the daily devotions back then.Â Also, I recently met a guy who said to tell Deb and Rome that Don from Brooklyn says Ciao Matzo Ball and Meatball.Â
Just recently Franclin, a pastor from Brazil, has started working here, and has been staying with me in my giant room.Â He knows very little English, but one of the reasons he came to Beit Bracha was to learn it.Â What I can’t say to him in English I try in Hebrew, and if that doesn’t work, I attempt Spanish.
I’m not entirely sure what God is doing with me out here.Â I seem to be developing more discipline, and I procrastinate half as much as I used to. The spiritual war here is so much more intense.Â Every fault I have seems to be challenged at one point or another.Â Sometimes I prevail, and sometimes I don’t.Â When I first came here I felt a sort of spiritual deafness.Â After a while I complained about it to a friend, who said that it was a common occurrence, which they themselves had experienced at one point.Â That same day, I decided to just lay down and try to listen for God in silence one more time.Â I heard a baby cry, and realized that’s how we all are.Â How we become so scared, and can hardly imagine how close and dependable God is, even when we realize we need Him.Â
Lately I was reading portions of Leviticus, and realized that the Old Testament outlines exactly why we need a Messiah.Â Over and over again it said that we must be Holy, because God is Holy.Â One way is to be honest with ourselves and others.Â It says do not hate your brother in your heart, but to reason frankly with him (Leviticus 19:17).Â In the version I was reading it said that we shall obey His commandments, not that we must.Â It’s incredible that the LORD brought that to fulfillment through Yeshua in His life, death, and resurrection.Â Â
Anyways, just a little bit of my meditations.Â Hope all is well with you!