A Breath of Fresh Air in the Mountains of the Shomron

Archive for January, 2012

Annual Membership Meeting

Congratulations to Yael Lockerman who was voted onto the Shul’s board at the meeting last week. She joins long-standing members – Avi Elefant, Chaviv Dock and Avner Simon.

The meeting was well attended and important issues were raised and discussed. It was decided to renew the Rabbi’s contract in light of the indispensable role he plays in our community.   Current fundraising projects were discussed, and future efforts were planned.

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Ohel Efraim Year Round

A short clip of some of our activities and a message from the Rabbi and Rebbetzin.

Asara B’Tevet in Ohel Efraim

Viewing Holocaust exhibition

Asara B’Tevet has been dedicated as Yom HaKadish HaKlali, a day to commemorate the Holocaust and say Kaddish for the many victims who do not have a Yartzeit.    Ohel Efraim and Beit Chabad in Ariel joined forces with the Holocaust Memorial Center in Ariel for a unique evening of Torah and history.  Rav Aharon Moshkovitz of Beit Chabad gave a shiur on the mitzva of Kiddush Hashem.  Rav Hillel Maizels gave a shiur on poignant teshuvot (responsa) written by Rabbi Ephraim Oshry during the Holocaust that detailed the Jews’ dedication to Torah and Mitzvot in the most trying of times.  After the shiurim Irena Wadislawsky the founder of the Holocaust Center in Ariel, and herself a survivor led a tour of the museum and shared her personal story.