Israel Mission: Personal reflections and impressions


On Nov. 13, 18 Rhode Island community leaders went on a special mission to Israel. The interfaith group included R.I. Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed, Speaker of the R.I. House Nicholas Mattiello, Central Falls Mayor James Diossa and other civic leaders as well as representatives of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, sponsor of the trip. The mission was an eye-opening experience, according to everyone who attended. Activities included speakers and briefings along with visits to Israel’s Independence Hall, Yitzhak Rabin Memorial, the Knesset, the Sea of Galilee as well as the Golan Heights,  Yad Vashem, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Attendees came back with better understanding of the area.

Come hear about the trip from the perspective of the attendees on Jan. 31 at 10 a.m. The program will be held at the Dwares JCC and is sponsored by The Community Relations Council, the Israel Taskforce of the Community Relations Council and The Jewish Alliance.

Contact Marty Cooper, director of the Community Relations Council, for more information.