Don’t Miss the Friendship Caravan Tonight!

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To all my Phoenix friends, I encourage you to jump on the Friendship Caravan tonight at 7:00 pm.  Tzofim (Israeli scouts) will perform at Beth El Congregation (1118 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix AZ 85021).  I have been attending Tzofim’s annual “tour stop” in the Phoenix area for several years now, and actually caught their show last Sunday afternoon.  As always, these young people represent their country very well, and the show was very enjoyable.

The event lasts for only an hour, is very family-friendly and is free!  It is a great way to experience a little bit of Israeli life and it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!

So, find out more about them here if you’d like, then take in the performance with us tonight.  We’ll meet in the lobby at 6:30 pm.  See you there!

Don’t Miss This! Straight from Israel: Tzofim

UPDATE (Sunday evening, 6/10/2018):  I had the privilege of attending a performance this afternoon and it was pure joy!  This group is well worth seeing.  If possible, plan to join a large group of us at the Wednesday night presentation…or go on your own to any of the remaining shows.  You will enjoy it!

Happy Lord’s Day, friends!  There is a series of special opportunities I want to tell you about…

What a blessing to see young people represent their country so well!  Year-after-year I am blessed by Tzofim, the Israeli Scouts.  These young people are the equivalent to Eagle Scouts in America, and are being groomed as leaders in Israeli society.  These young ambassadors share their stories through song and dance, and their presentations are very enjoyable.  The 16 and 17 year olds will enter the IDF soon after they return from their tour of America.

They will be in Phoenix this week and here is their schedule:

  • Sunday, June 10 @ 4pm – Temple Chai (4645 E Marilyn Rd, Phoenix)
  • Monday, June 11 @ 7pm – Temple Solel (6805 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley)
  • Tuesday, June 12 @ 7pm – Congregatioin Or Tzion (16415 N 90th Street, Scottsdale)
  • Wednesday, June 13 @ 7pm – Beth El Congregation (1118 W Glendale Ave, Phoenix)
  • Thursday, June 14 @ 7pm – Temple Kol Ami (15030 N 64th St, Scottsdale)

Tzofim is the largest youth organization in Israel, and is dedicated to developing young leaders, instilling Jewish identity (love of Israel and Jewish heritage) and building community by working together for a common cause and serving others.  Of 80,000 current scouts, about 1,200 have the opportunity to audition for only 30 spots (3 teams of 10) on the Friendship Caravan that tours the US and Canada.  To even reach audition stage, the scouts must demonstrate extraordinary service to others and leadership.  These young people are the cream of the crop and are hosted in America by Friends of Israel Scouts.

For several years I have attended at least one of their performances when they make their Phoenix-area swing.  That happens this week!  The energy and excitement these young people bring is refreshing, and they represent their country so well!  Several have the opportunity to share about their family, their hometown and life in Israel.  They also engage the audience continually throughout the performance, often getting kids involved with them in dancing and high-fiving.

If you are in the Phoenix area, I greatly encourage you to catch this fantastic group before they leave town!  The events are free, are very family-friendly and last about an hour.  Jewish congregations are very friendly and welcoming, so you will feel comfortable.  A group of us from CalvaryPHX will attend Wednesday’s event at Beth El Congregation.  Feel free to meet us in the lobby at 6:30 and sit with us.

Here is a short clip of the flag-waving finale from a performance I attended previously.  (Which means these young people are now serving their country!)  Enjoy!

 

Last Chances to Catch Tzofim’s Friendship Caravan

A few days ago I was blessed to take in the Friendship Caravan, a presentation of Tzofim, a group of Israeli scouts (similar to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in America).  These are incredible 16-17 year-old Israelis, engaged in service projects and in training to become leaders.  Three teams of 10 are criss-crossing America right now and they are well worth seeing.  Of 80,000 Israeli scouts, 1,200 try out for the opportunity to represent Israel for the summer in North America.  Only 30 are chosen.

If you are in the Phoenix area, you have two last opportunities to catch the Friendship Caravan:

If you live elsewhere in the US, click here to find out if Tzofim will be in your area.

Tzofim: Representing Israel Well!

What a blessing to see young people represent their country so well!  Year-after-year I am blessed by Tzofim, the Israeli Scouts.  These young people are the equivalent to Eagle Scouts in America, and are being groomed as leaders in Israeli society.  The 16 and 17 year olds will enter the IDF soon after they return from their tour of America.

Tzofim is the largest youth organization in Israel, and is dedicated to developing young leaders, instilling Jewish identity (love of Israel and Jewish heritage) and building community by working together for a common cause and serving others.  Of 80,000 current scouts, about 1,200 have the opportunity to audition for only 30 spots (3 teams of 10) on the Friendship Caravan that tours the US and Canada.  To even reach audition stage, the scouts must demonstrate extraordinary service to others and leadership.  These young people are the cream of the crop and are hosted in America by Friends of Israel Scouts.

For several years I have attended at least one of their performances when they make their Phoenix-area swing.  Last night was the night!  The energy and excitement these young people bring is refreshing, and they represent their country so well!  Several have the opportunity to share about their family, their hometown and life in Israel.  They also engage the audience continually throughout the performance, often getting kids involved with them in dancing and high-fiving.

If you are in the Phoenix area, there is still time to catch this fantastic group before they leave town, and I highly recommend you do!  Here is their remaining schedule:

  • Wednesday, June 14 @ 7pm – Temple Chai (4645 E Marilyn Rd, Phoenix)
  • Thursday, June 15 @ 7pm – Temple B’rith Shalom (2077 Brohner Way, Prescott)
  • Monday, June 19 @ 7pm – Temple Solel (6805 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley)
  • Tuesday, June 20 @ 7pm – Temple Kol Ami (15030 N 64th St, Scottsdale)

Unfortunately, photos were difficult to take last night because of the positioning of stage lighting that shined into the camera.  However, below is a short clip of the flag-waving finale from a performance I attended last year.  Enjoy!