Who are we?
Five Towns Kesher Yehudi (5T KY) is the first American branch of the Kesher Yehudi organization in Israel. Esther Wein and Anita Koren launched Five Towns Kesher Yehudi on Chanukah 2015, reaching out to Israelis in the Five Towns area.
Five Towns Kesher Yehudi is focused on uniting religious Jewish communities (in the U.S.) with their local, Israeli neighbors with the goal of strengthening Jewish identity and expanding opportunities for all to participate in the vibrant Jewish life of both communities. Our motto is One Nation, One community.
What we've done so far:
15 House parties that unite women from both communities for learning, music, dancing and mingling. These parties have facilitated many new friendships
Liaison empowerment meetings that bring together the key leaders of both communities to facilitate collaboration
We have facilitated Jewish summer camp attendance for 10 public school children.
A Spectacular cross community Musical Purim production involving 100
participants of all ages from all Jewish backgrounds.
Holiday Parties and events for the entire family that give our new friends
an opportunity to spend time together
Numerous Special Shiurim designed to fit the needs and interests of our
Our plans for 2018:
Increasing awareness and participation in KY across both communities via the Rabbis and leaders of every Shul.
Launching a Yeshiva participation program
during all public school holidays.
Building an after school and weekend learning
program for public school children.
Jewish Identity trips within the tri-state area.
Offering the opportunity to commemorate a yartzeit
and/or birthday with a meaningful learning program.
Cross community Shabbatons and Holiday events.