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Area events planned to support Israel

Numerous Israel-centered events are planned this week across the Kansas City metro to pray for peace and show support of Israel. Events include a rally at The Plaza Fountain to special guest speakers from Israel at local churches and a forum for Jews and Christians at the Jewish Community Center. See the local events below.

Why is it important to attend one of these events? The attacks on Israel Oct. 7 represented the largest mass murder of Jews in one day since the end of the Holocaust. The spokesman for Hamas says that they will continue attacks until there are no Jews left living in Israel. For Israel, this is an existential threat yet they are being isolated across the world by a very vocal minority supporting Hamas.

The Biden administration stated last week that there has been a record number of attacks on American Jews –more than at any time in history. Chants of “Gas the Jews” and “From the River to the Sea” echo across college campuses and Jewish students are being told to “shelter in place” on their university campuses.

Christians must stand with one voice in unity with the Jewish community.

Isaiah 61:1 states: “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, for Jerusalem’s sake I will not remain quiet, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.”

If you desire to learn more, see beyond the headlines, learn why the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas have changed the world, and gain insight to pray more effectively, join Metro Voice in attending these events.

November 15 and 17

Stand Together With Israel  – Solidarity Forums
Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park.  913-327-8163

See times below.

Each free forum will include an update on events in Israel, community security, brief information on other efforts to support the Jewish commuinity.

The first hour of each open forum is intended for members of our Jewish community, and the second hour is for our broader community members.

Register separately for each event:

Wednesday, Nov. 15, 6pm to 8:30pm

Register for Nov. 15 event HERE. 

Friday, Nov. 17, 10am to 12:30pm

Register for Nov. 17 event HERE.

Thursday, November 16 – 19th

Israeli Defense Force (IDF) Veteran Uri Goldflam will speak at several local organizations and churches beginning Thursday, Nov. 16.

You’ll get a first-hand account of conditions on the ground in Israel, an update on the war against Hamas and ways to ensure Israel is not abandoned in these difficult times.

Born in Israel, Uri Goldflam has 30 years of experience in the field of Israel education, and educational tourism. He’s a popular lecturer and educational consultant with a wide range of local and visiting groups.

Thursday, November 16

Herzog Foundation 105 NW 188th Street Smithville, MO 64089
Doors open at 5:30pm with Light Refreshments
Program begins at 6:30pm with questions and answers at 7:00 pm

You’ll hear a first-hand account of what life is like in Israel since the horrific Oct. 7 attack on the country. Learn what is happening on the ground in Israel and learn how you can show support for Israel and Jewish communities during these tumultuous times. With misinformation and antisemitic incidents on the rise, it is exceedingly important to receive trusted information from firsthand sources.

Friday, November 17

On the Ground From Israel: A briefing with Uri Goldflam
Noon to 1pm with questions following.
Mannah Fellowship Church
17617 291 Highway, Pleasant Hill (south of Raintree Lake on 291)
Special message Nov. 19 at 6pm with Doug Friesen. “The Hour is Late and the Crisis is Great”. The public is welcome.

Sunday, November 119

Rally on the Plaza
2pm. Come at your convenience.

All are invited to a special rally at the famous fountains on the Kansas City Plaza. It is being held in conjunction with the national March for Israel in Washington, DC.  The event will express support for Israel after the Oct. 7 attacks by Hamas, remembrance of the 240 hostages from 30 nations currently being held by Hamas and stand against antisemitism which is sweeping the nation. Attendees are welcome to bring homemade signs, flags and posters of hostages (download posters here: https://www.kidnappedfromisrael.com/ ).

You are also encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

Sunday, November 19

A Night for Israel at Abundant Life Church
Abundant Life Church, 6-7:30pm
304 SW Persels Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

Pastor Phil Hopper will be joined by Uri Goldflam to discuss the current war in Israel and its potential Biblical implications. We want our church to have a clear understanding of the current conflict and how we as Christ-followers can pray and what we can do to help.

 “Come and join us to hear about Israel’s past as we pray for Israel’s peace while remembering that God also loves the Palestinians,” Pastor Phil Hopper told the Metro Voice.

Uri Goldflam is a former paratrooper for the Israel Defense Forces, an educational consultant on Israel and a highly sought after licensed tour guide in Jerusalem

Get more information HERE.

If you know of an upcoming event in support of Israel, let Metro Voice know by calling 816-5224-4522 or join our Kansas City Facebook community and post it there.

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