Progressive Judaism has taken root in Israel and is attracting large numbers of Israelis seeking ways to connect to their Jewish religious and cultural heritage. Our Project plans to capitalize on this deeply felt need and draw otherwise unaffiliated Jews into the community.
City hall has granted Kehilat Yonatan nearly 20,000 sq.ft. of public land with a market value of over $4m. The land allocated is part of a larger plot upon which the town has just built a new junior high school. This promises a very fruitful relationship, which will be to the mutual benefit of both the institutions.
Earlier this year we started building on this site a 13,000 sq.ft. Jewish education and community centre that will incorporate a synagogue, lecture hall, kindergarten, community hall and classrooms.
Our Center will be a beacon of light for people of all ages looking for ways to engage with their Jewish heritage in a Progressive way. We provide a home for thousands of Jews who want to develop a modern Jewish lifestyle in a country crying out for religious pluralism and alternatives and are a “home away from home” for liberal Jews from all over the world when they visit Israel. Our educational campus, unlike any other in the area, attracts Israelis not only from Hod Hasharon but from all over the region. Through our creative approach we have been successful in connecting old and young, families and singles with their heritage.
Having raised over $1m to commission architects and consultants and construct the shell of the Center, we are now in urgent need of a further $2.5m to enable us to complete the project.
THIS IS THE CONGREGATION THAT YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED WITH IN ISRAEL!
The entire complex
Lecture Room (there are 3 lecture rooms available for naming gifts)
Wall of Honor
The congregation is registered as a Nonprofit with the Israeli tax authorities and has entered into an arrangement that enables donations to be made in North America that are recognized by the IRS for tax purposes.
Please be our partners in this exciting project and help us reach our target by donating now!