Since 2009, The Jewish Federation has been grateful to Robert and Esther Heller for their generosity and idea of creating the Heller Israel Advocacy Initiative. We are so proud of the work we have done to support and promote the State of Israel and her citizens. The program was established to advocate for peace and security for Israel through education, information and community action; to raise awareness of, and actively confront global anti-Semitism and radical Islam; and directly address anti-Israel activities in our community.
Over the past few years this mission has grown into even more action. Our Israel Advocacy Initiative grew into what many see as a Community Relations Committee organically. Our work advocating for peace and security of Israel will not ever end, rather it will be supported even better with the relationships that we have and will continue to build in the community under the auspices of the Heller Community Relations Committee.
To build relationships within the Jewish and non-Jewish communities to advance common interests through education and advocacy.
Some ways in which the Heller CRC advocates for Israel and against anti-Semitism are:
The Heller CRC builds strong and lasting bridges between our community and Israel every day.
For more information, please contact
JANUARY 15, 2019: The Rise of Global Anti-Semitism, featuring Abe Foxman.
The purpose of these missions is to bring Sarasota and Manatee community members together for an unforgettable experience in Israel while learning about each other, history and modern day security concerns, education & diversity and technology. Back home, after the trip we will have some reunion gatherings to continue the friendships and continue to find ways to work together for an amazing Sarasota-Manatee community.
MAY, 2019: The 2019 Interfaith Community Leaders Mission to Israel