A record attendance of 560 people from the South Palm Beach County Community joined together for the Fifth Annual Unity for Israel Reception at B’nai Torah Congregation on November 29, 2018. Congregants and rabbis from 12 synagogues— Anshei Emuna Congregation, B’nai Torah Congregation, Boca Jewish Center/Shaaray Tefilla, Boca Raton Synagogue, Congregation B’nai Israel, Congregation Shaarei Kodesh, Congregation Torah Ohr, Delray Orthodox Synagogue, Temple Anshei Shalom, Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, Temple Beth Shalom, Temple Sinai— participated. In addition to honorees from each synagogue, rabbis from all three streams of Judaism— Orthodox, Reform and Conservative— came together on the bimah to lead the group in a prayer for Israel. Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis was also honored for his 50 percent increase in the Israel bond holdings of Florida’s Treasury. Israel’s Defense and Armed Forces Attaché to the United States Major General Michael Edelstein and Our Soldiers Speak
founder Sergeant Benjamin Anthony (IDF Res.) addressed the crowd.
Honorees representing 12 synagogues were recognized at the event
Jimmy Patronis, Chief Financial Officer of Florida, was honored for increasing the Florida Treasury
holdings of Israel bonds by 50 percent
Rabbis from 12 synagogues— Orthodox, Reform and Conservative— led the crowd in
a prayer for Israel on the bimah of B’nai Torah Congregation
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