Special Performance

Join us at this year’s special event, Israel Matters, where we’ll stand strong in our support of the State of Israel, the IDF, and the remaining hostages and their families, and where we’ll celebrate the resilience of the Jewish people. As the ongoing war consumes our hearts and minds, it’s never been more important to come together as a community.

We’ll also pay tribute to Rabbi Menachem Creditor, UJA’s Pearl and Ira Meyer scholar-in-residence, who has led more than 1,000 virtual learning sessions, created community, and has changed the way we come together to find comfort. In honor of Yom Yerushalayim, enjoy a performance by award-winning singer Neshama Carlebach.

Exciting speaker to be announced soon. Men and women are welcome to attend.

Plus, you’ll learn more about what your support makes possible as UJA responds to the ongoing needs on the ground in Israel.


This event is hosted by UJA Interboro Women. Dietary laws observed.


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Honoree Portrait

Rabbi Menachem Creditor

Pearl and Ira Meyer Scholar-in-Residence, UJA-Federation

Rabbi Menachem Creditor serves as the Pearl and Ira Meyer scholar-in-residence at UJA and was the founder of Rabbis Against Gun Violence. An acclaimed author, scholar, and speaker with over one million views of his online videos and essays, he was named by Newsweek as one of the fifty most influential rabbis in America. His many books and albums of original music include the global anthem "Olam Chesed Yibaneh" and the Covid-era two-volume anthology When We Turned Within. He and his wife, Neshama Carlebach, live in New York, where they are raising their five children.

Special Performance

Honoree Portrait

Neshama Carlebach

Award-Winning Singer & Songwriter

Neshama Carlebach is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and educator who has performed and taught in cities around the world. A winner and four-time nominee in the Independent Music Awards for her most current release, Believe, and winner of the Global Music Awards Silver Award for Outstanding Performance by a female vocalist for the album, Neshama has sold over one million records, making her one of today’s best-selling Jewish artists in the world. She has been a cornerstone of major Jewish music festivals across the U.S. and globally, performing in front of thousands at countless concerts and gatherings for audiences of all ages and backgrounds. In the aftermath of the October...

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