Launched in Israel's 65th anniversary year, this project is a "call to action" for both existing and new activities that engage with Israel. So, if for example, you run a book club, read an Israeli book; if you are a sports team, partner with an Israeli team and if you are a synagogue or school, use your Israel--related activities to get "Closer to Israel" or maybe even add one or two more events this year.
Our goal is for the community to run a range of activities and projects bringing us all “Closer to Israel”, and for the idea to be adopted by everyone. In so doing, and by the very diversity of those joining this grass roots campaign, the UK Jewish community will show each other, and the wider world, our commitment to Israel.
The Closer to Israel "banner" will encompass not only these 'grass roots' Israel related projects but also the Central Celebratory Event in London on June 2nd.
Do be in touch if you would like to meet to discuss how you can get involved or for ideas or to join a steering group. Alternatively if you already have a suitable project, we would love to hear about it