We invite you to join in our upcoming online tours and lectures for the month of December. To register, click on the links below. Read more about our guest speakers and guides below.

Tues 1 December, 11:00 – Virtual Tour of Haifa – in the vision of Herzl with Ben Gurion Heritage Institute 

Tues 15 December, 19:00 – Virtual Chanukah Candle Lighting & Tour: ‘Chanukah in Modiin – in those days and in these days’ with Dr Tuvia Book

Sun 20 December, 20:00 – South Africa’s Secret Involvement in Angola in 1975 with Laurie Shochat 

Tues 22 December, 20:00 – Honest Reporting – Defending Israel Against Media Bias with Dov Lipman 

Sun 27 December, 20:00 – Virtual Tanzanian Safari with Cindy Kline 

For November events, click here.  

For recordings of past events, don’t miss Telfed Israel on YouTube.

Virtual Tour of Haifa – in the vision of Herzl with Ben Gurion Heritage Institute:

The Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute is an educational body dedicated to spreading the legacy of Israel’s first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion.  The institute was established following the passing of the David Ben-Gurion Law in 1976, “In memory of David Ben-Gurion and his work, and with the goal to impart his vision to future generations.”

In its many years of activity as a national educational center, the Institute has provided visitors with both historical and contemporary perspectives while engaging in subjects such as Israeli society, Zionism, and leadership in the Negev.  Additionally, the Institute addresses Ben-Gurion’s formative years and early vision, his political activity and its relevance to modern Israeli society, and his impact as a national figure.

Virtual Chanukah Candle Lighting with Telfed Regional Volunteers Countrywide, featuring a special virtual tour: ‘Chanukah in Modiin – in those days and in these days’ with Dr. Tuvia Book

Join us in celebrating Chanukah together (virtually) with Telfed Regional Volunteers across Israel. If you’d like to be involved please email Aviva: [email protected]

Dr Tuvia Book was born in London, raised in both the UK and South Africa. He made Aliyah at the age of 17 and served in an elite combat unit in the IDF.  After discharge, he completed his BA at Bar-Ilan University and subsequently earned a graduate degree in Jewish Studies.  Tuvia is a licensed tour guide and has been working in the field of Jewish Education, both formal and informal, for over 20 years, having guided and taught throughout Israel and Eastern Europe. He served as a Shaliach (emissary) for the Jewish Agency for Israel and worked as a lecturer/educational guide at the Alexander Muss Institute for Israel Education, Bar-Ilan University, Hebrew University and the Tikvah Fund. He is the author and illustrator the internationally acclaimed Israel education curriculum; For the Sake of Zion; A Curriculum of Israel Studies (Fifth edition, Koren 2017), Moral Dilemmas of the Modern Israeli Soldier (Rama, 2011) and his next book on the history of the Second Temple period is coming out next year (Koren, 2021).  Tuvia has a doctorate in Israel Education. www.tuviabook.com

South Africa’s Secret Involvement in Angola in 1975 with Laurie Shochat

Laurie Shochat is a certified CPA. Originally from Worcester in the Cape, he graduated from UCT as a CA.SA. Laurie served in the South African Army in 1975 in Namibia and for 4 months in Angola. Laurie also served as Rosh Hanagah Artzit of Betar S.A. He made Aliyah in 1982 and currently works as a Controller at General Electric

Honest Reporting – Defending Israel Against Media Bias

Dov Lipman was elected to the 19th Knesset in January 2013. He is the author of seven books about Judaism and Israel and holds rabbinic ordination from Ner Israel Rabbinical College and a masters in education from Johns Hopkins University. He has been at the forefront of combating religious extremism in Israel and is a leader in efforts to create Jewish unity both in Israel and around the world. Former MK Lipman is invited to speak on behalf of the Jewish state both in Israel and around the world and serves as a political commentator for i24 News and ILTV. He currently serves as Senior Manager – Community Outreach for HonestReporting.

Virtual Tanzanian Safari with Cindy Kline

Cindy made aliyah from Chicago and today lives in Bet Shemesh. She is a social worker, turned fund-raising professional, turned international tour guide extraordinaire. In addition to Tanzania, she guides in Morocco, Russia, South Africa, China and Peru.

Cindy is married to Dorron and is the proud mother of five beautiful girls and two charming son-in laws, as well as a proud grandmother to baby Asif.