Rabbi Suggests

Here are links to articles and more recommended by Rabbi Finestone:

"The Tragic History of the Two State Solution"

Written by Jeffrey Goldberg in the Bloomberg Review, this article reviews the latest collapse in the effort for a two state solution and the history of events that have taken place since 1937 when the two state solution was first proposed.

"Israeli's Want Peace. It's the Aftermath They Fear"

An article written by Robert Leikind, Director of the American Jewish Committee in Boston, as it appeared recently in the Boston Globe.

"Ten Reasons Why the BDS Movement is Immoral and Hinders Peace."

Regardless of where one stands on Israel's current policies, all those who care for Israel are against the BDS - the Boycott-Divestment-Sanctions movement - that is currently conducted against Israel. This article by Alan Dershowitz is one of the clearest explanations of why the BDS effort is so harmful. I thought it would be of interest to many of you. 

"On the Death of a Warrier"

An article written in memory of Ariel Sharon by Rabbi D. Boaz Heilman. Jan. 14, 2014

"Let's not celebrate this Iran deal...yet"

 An article written by Aaron David Miller, Vice President of New Initiatives and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

How far have Jerusalem and Washington diverged on Iran?

An article written by David Harris (Executive Director, AJC) on how to manage the gap between Washington and Jerusalem over Iran, with attention focused both on the talks in Geneva and discussion in the U.S. Senate on whether to pursue additional sanctions now. November 4, 2013.

Sukkot 2, "I'm Different" 

An article written by Rabbi Baruch HaLevi (Rabbi B)

AJC Statement on the Syrian Crises

Update on the Syrian crises from the American Jewish Committee, a global Jewish advocacy group, with a copy of a document sent to the Congressional delegation.

September 4, 2013

"Palestinians and Double Standards"

Washington Post and Huffington Post, David Harris, August 27, 2013

Social Action

Family Promise - Hosting Homeless Families

Or Atid joins forces with Peace Lutheran to host homeless families for two weeks, twice during the year. Next session Spring 2018.

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates TBA:  Help cook and deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. 

Patient Navigator Service

With JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. 

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Jan. 7: Help set up, clean up and serve a meal to homeless people at this Waltham soup kitchen. Great opportunity for children ages 8 and up and adults. Choose a Sunday. 


Adult Education

Find out more about our new slate of classes for Fall!