12 2023

Temple Emanu-El - Vigil for Israel

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Emanuel 2550 Pali Highway
Honolulu, HI


Dear friends,

My heart is broken. Each day brings us new horrific details of the tragedy that is continuing in our beloved State of Israel. The inhumanity and cruelty of the attacks on innocent civilians is almost too appalling to comprehend. Families have been torn apart, loved ones murdered, people kidnapped and tortured. These are war crimes of the lowest possible order.


Although we are thousands of miles from our Jewish friends and families in Israel, there are ways we can help. There are many organizations collecting funds for families whose lives have been shattered who need our help. Here are some options:


JEWISH NATIONAL FUND is on the ground, evacuating and relocating thousands of people, providing essentials to them, to the wounded, to IDF soldiers. They are procuring vital security and safety equipment, respite, and moral support.



FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM: (Red Star of David – comparable to our Red Cross). In times of emergency, they treat wounded, provide blood transfusions, operate the ambulances. They are in need of emergency funds.



FRIENDS OF THE ISRAEL DEFENSE FORCES: Funds needed for temporary field hospitals, intensive care ambulances, Hygiene kits, plasma kits.




Please join us this Thursday, October 12th at 7:30 pm at Temple Emanu-El for our Vigil for Israel. Jewish organizations from across O‘ahu will be participating as we unite in song, prayer, strength and hope.



Security will be in place for this vigil.

Please be prepared to sign in and show I.D. before entering the Temple.

We recommend arriving early. Doors will open at 7 pm.

Wear blue and white as a show of solidarity with Israel.

Overflow parking is available at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu, 2500 Pali Highway, enter on Niolopa Pl, Honolulu, HI 96817 (next right turn after Jack Lane)


Thank you for your support of our Jewish homeland. 

Oseh shalom bimromav, Hu ya’aseh shalom aleinu v’al kol Yisrael v’imru Amen.

May the One who makes peace above make peace for us and all of Israel and let us say, Amen.

With aloha and blessings,

Rabbi Cheri