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UJA Westchester and the Young Israel of Scarsdale UJA Campaign invite you to join us for Shabbat Ha’atzmaut with guest speaker Gil Hoffman, the executive director of media watchdog HonestReporting. Young Israel of Scarsdale has a proud, longstanding tradition of supporting UJA with an annual campaign, reflecting the congregation’s deep commitment to tzedakah and kehillah. 

-Derasha at 11:00 am: The power of words: the international press’s obsession with Israel
-Luncheon topic: An insider’s look at the fight for Israel on the military, media, and political battlefields

You’ll also learn more about UJA’s critical response to the ongoing needs in Israel, in New York, and around the world.


Support UJA's critical work with a gift.



Honoree Portrait

Gil Hoffman

Executive Director, HonestReporting

Gil Hoffman is the executive director of HonestReporting, which monitors the international mainstream news and social media for bias and inaccuracies in coverage of Israel. Mr. Hoffman is a columnist for The Jerusalem Post, where he served for 24 years as chief political correspondent and analyst, and a lecturer on political strategy at Israel’s College of Management.
The Algemeiner website recently named him one of the top 100 people positively influencing Jewish life, alongside presidents Biden and Zelensky and prime ministers Sunak and Netanyahu.
He was raised in Chicago, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northwestern University’s School of Journalism,...

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Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern
Associate Rabbi Nuriel Klinger
Melissa Schwechter, Chair of the Board
Ari Weinberger, President

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