OTS Amiel BaKehila, part of Ohr Torah Stone, is an exciting initiative under the auspices of Israel's Ministry of Diaspora Affairs aimed at empowering Jewish communities around the world through Jewish Education, Israel Engagement, and Jewish Arts & Culture. Charleston is one of six North American communities that are participating. Each of the seven visits will bring a selection of Jewish educators and artists with a variety of backgrounds and affiliations.
Amiel BaKehila Schedule: Visit Two*
Monday, September 3 - Wednesday, September 5, 2018
*Please check back as events will continue to be updated. Contact Rebecca Engel with questions at RebeccaL@jewishcharleston.org:
Monday, September 3:
11:00 am: Discussion with the Jews of the Sea Islands and Dov Maisel at the home of Bruce and Ava Kleinman, Seabrook Island
6:30 pm: Discussion with the Jewish students at the Citadel Military College and Dov Maisel.
Tuesday, September 4th:
10:45 am: Discussion with Jewish Life Group of Porter Gaud High School with Dov Maisel.
2:00 pm: Community Based Emergency Response presentation by Dov Maisel with the CHS County Rescue Squad, co-sponsored with CJF’s Israel and Overseas Committee and Jewish Community Security Task Force. North Charleston City Hall Council Chambers, 2500 City Hall Lane, North Charleston. Open to the entire community.
6:40 pm: "Coping With Loss: Finding Comfort from Tradition" with Rabbi Goldscheider, sponsored by Synagogue Emanu-El Sisterhood at the home of Stuart and Nanci Kestenbaum. Open to the entire community.
Wednesday, September 5th:
11:35 am: Dov Maisel presentation at Addlestone Hebrew Academy
About the Educators:
Rabbi Aaron Goldscheider served for twenty years in pulpits in Florida and New York, before his aliyah to Israel in 2012. He is author of two books: ‘The Light That Unites‘ which focuses on Chanukah, and ‘The Night That Unites Haggadah’ (Urim Press and Yediot Achronot Press) which highlights the teachings of Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, Rabbi Isaac HaKohen Kook and Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach on the Passover Seder. He is also the founding director of the “In Our Hearts Project” which is dedicated to being a resource in the Jewish community for families that have experienced the loss of a child.
Dov Maisel is the senior Vice-President of Operations for United Hatzalah/Untied Rescue volunteer emergency response organizations. He is an active Combat Medic and a Company Commander in the Israel Defense Forces (Res.) and specializes in a
mass disaster, rescue and recovery training for both the civilian and military arenas. He is an innovator and inventor of medical technologies and devices implemented in Israel and Globally and is on the International Editorial Board of the Journal of
Emergency Medical Services Magazine (JEMS). In addition to his many fields of expertise, he leads Israeli rescue missions to disaster-struck countries such as Haiti and Nepal and has been spearheading international expansion by helping cities all over the world develop community-based emergency response programs based on the model of United Hatzalah.