IF YOU/YOUR COMMUNITY WOULD LIKE TO SIGN ON TO THIS PROPOSAL, PLEASE CONTACT RABBI DAVID SHNEYERfirstname.lastname@example.org
We wish we to contract with Rabbi Arik Ascherman and Torat Tzedek as our congregation/community’s human rights shaliakh in Israel.
We wish to support his efforts and the work of Torat Tzedek in affirming the human and civil rights of all citizens and peoples under the responsibility and domain of the State of Israel.
As Jews, we are deeply concerned about the erosion of Jewish and human values in Israel. While we are not able to directly influence those Israeli policies we consider to be undemocratic and unjust, we want to support those in Israel who are engaged in creating an Israel that is a “light unto the nations,” and lives up to our highest Jewish values ensconced in Israel’s Declaration of Independence.
We commit to:
1. Providing a retainer of $1000/year for communities of under 100 households and $2000 for communities of over 100 households. For tax purposes, donor advised donations can be made through the New Israel Fund, or American Support For Israel.
2. In addition, we commit to sponsoring two seminars per year with Rabbi Arik, either on line or in person.
3. If Rabbi Arik visits our communities we promise to provide other opportunities for fundraising and media exposure. He will also be compensated for travel, room and board.
4. We will attempt to participate in letter writing campaigns and other action items that Torat Tzedek will request from us from time to time.
Rabbi Arik and Torat Tzedek commit to:
1.Provide shaliakh sponsors with monthly reports for publication in congregational newsletters or websites.
2.Provide seminars or webinars as the congregations feel are best suited for their needs.
3.Convene an annual meeting of the leaders of these sponsoring communities
4.Advise sponsoring communities on forms of advocacy and actions they may take in their communities, with other Jewish organizations and in US government offices.
5.Wave usual fees for speaking or leading tours for our groups visiting Israel..
In Hope and Blessing,
Rabbi David Shneyer
Rabbi Victor Reinstein
Rabbi Haim Dov Beliak
Rabbi Joshua Lesser