Israel after October 7: The Sacred Task of Rising

  • March 28, 2024 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
  • Congregation Rodeph Sholom

    7 West 83rd Street
    New York, New York 10024
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Special Event with Rabbi Ofek Meir, headmaster and managing director of the Leo Baeck Education Center 


On the seventh of October, the sky fell in Israel, and our generation has the sacred task of rising up and continuing the path that our forefathers and foremothers walked for thousands of years: to teach the heroism of Israeli civil society, to extol the stories of the heroism of those who were murdered and killed in defense of our beautiful country, and to educate for the cultural and spiritual renewal of our people in the land of Israel.  


Rabbi Meir will share with us the complexity of the feelings, thoughts, and acts as a school Headmaster, Rabbi, parent, and Israeli citizen about what has been happening in Israel in recent months, and about the decisive role of Israel-Diaspora relations in rehabilitating and rebuilding the Jewish people in Israel and across the world, for the next generations.


Rabbi Ofek Meir has been a teacher and educator at the Leo Baeck Education Center for the past 30 years, as well as a youth coordinator at the community center, and Ohel Avraham's assistant Rabbi. He was the founder and headmaster of the Leo Baeck Elementary School and also served as the Middle School headmaster. Ofek established the Lorri Lokey International Center for Jewish Studies on the Leo Baeck campus and served as The Israeli Rabbinical Seminary's manager at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. Since 2018, Ofek has served as the Headmaster and Managing Director of the Leo Baeck Education Center – home to 2,400 students from pre-school to year 12. Ofek has a B.A and a Teaching Certificate in Jewish Thought and History from the Oranim College, as well as a Rabbinical Ordination from the Hebrew Union College. He also has a Classical Guitar Performance Degree (A.R.C.M) from the Royal College of Music (London).


Date & Time

Thu, Mar 28, 2024 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

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Congregation Rodeph Sholom

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New York, New York 10024 Congregation Rodeph Sholom
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