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Welcome Hand in Hand Alumni & Staff

Friday May 17, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hybrid – Temple

Crowd of people in the Kreeger Lobby

During tonight’s service, we are pleased to welcome three representatives from Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel to share stories of how they are building inclusion and equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel through a growing network of bilingual, integrated schools and communities. See below for more information.

Paul Nass shakes hands with Linda Adams Shabbat@WHCWoman reaching out to give a friend a hug

We invite you to end your week and welcome Shabbat with us!

At 6:00 pm and again after the service: Have something to eat (to tide you over or as your dinner), a drink (we offer a full bar, plus non-alcoholic options), and connect with your community.

Kids are always welcome, and they’ll be able to eat before (and after) the service, play Connect 4, Jenga, and cornhole games, create at a coloring table, and do other arts & crafts activities.

6:30 pm – Our Shabbat service begins.

Watch the Livestream

After the service – Stay for dessert, or more dinner and drinks!

Special thanks to our musicians who add so much to the service. We wouldn’t have them without the support of the Irene & Abe Pollin Music Program Initiative.

This week’s featured menu items include:
(GF – Gluten-free, V – Vegetarian, VG – Vegan)


If you would like to sponsor a portion of a future Shabbat@WHC to celebrate a milestone or honor a memory, please contact Lindsay Feldman, Executive Director, at

Hand in Hand: Staff and Alumni Bios

Headshot of Sally KarajaSally Karaja, age 24, is a Palestinian citizen of Israel. Sally studied in the Hand in Hand Max Rayne Jerusalem School from age 3 through the end of high school. After graduation, she continued to stay deeply connected to the school, volunteering as an assistant with elementary students and high school students. Sally continued her studies at the post-secondary level, earning a degree in dentistry from Kharkiv National Medical University in Ukraine and qualifying as an esthetician. After completing her degree and returning to Israel, Sally felt compelled to take part in advancing shared society as a young adult and sought out opportunities to bring Arabs and Jews together to create positive change. Sally participated in a number of international programs in this area, connecting Palestinians and Israelis in meaningful conversations. Sally is an active member of the Hand in Hand alumni network, and she brings a passion for promoting understanding and bridging divides to all of her professional and personal pursuits.


Headshot of Bar ItamariBar Itamari, age 24, is a Jewish citizen of Israel. Bar studied at the Hand in Hand Bridge Over the Valley elementary school in Kfar Qara from 2004 and graduated elementary school in 2010. Since that time, she has been actively involved in the Hand in Hand alumni network. Currently living in Mitzpe Ramon, Bar is a dancer, a student of neuroscience at the Open University, and works as a training manager at XRHealth, where she has been employed for the past three years.

Bar excels in dance, which she views as a medium for connecting people. She has guided movement classes at a Beduin school in southern Israel and contributes to her community in Mitzpe Ramon. Socially active in her community, Bar volunteers in schools and counseling centers, accompanying children facing difficulties and learning disabilities.


Headshot of Nour YounisA Palestinian-Arab citizen of Israel, Nour Younis brings a distinguished background to her role as Manager of Donor Relations and Events at Hand in Hand. Nour’s commitment to social change is underscored by her former role as a government affairs officer for a coalition of human rights organizations and an international experience she undertook in the Foreign Policy Unit of the European Parliament. Nour completed a fellowship with the United States Senate and is a former intern in Israel’s Knesset.

Nour earned a B.A. in Political Science and English Literature from Tel Aviv University, and she earned an M.A. in European Studies from Dusseldorf University in Germany.



Friday, May 17


6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Hybrid – Temple


Interfaith, Israel, Shabbat, Worship Service


Becca Rosenblum