We take pride in leading the community in speaking out for the right of Israel to live in peace and security as a democratic Jewish state.

CSZ Israel Trip December 2022

Led by Rebecca and Rabbi Aaron Starr, we will travel through Israel in two busses: one geared toward first-time travelers, including and especially children and their parents and grandparents, and a second bus geared toward those who are looking for an Israel experience less focused on the major sites and more focused on unique, innovative and off-the-beaten-path tastes, sights, and sounds.

Information sessions and itineraries are underway, and we invite you to join us! Contact Rabbi Aaron Starr for information.


To that end, our synagogue community supports Israel through our ongoing connection and participation with AIPAC. All our members are welcome to join our large cohort group, accompanied by our clergy, that regularly attends the annual AIPAC conference in Washington D.C.

For more information about AIPAC, click here.

Israel Connections

We host scholars in residence from Israel to speak on a variety of topics of interest, with opportunities for discussion, prayer and socializing.

Our clergy have participated in the Shalom Hartman Institute, based in Israel, which provides leadership training, while offering a pluralistic educational opportunity.

Support Israel as a Community

  • Support our Israeli brother and sister soldiers through involvement or donations to FIDF (Friends of Israeli Defense Forces).
  • Visit Israel with family, friends or with a group.  Congregation Shaarey Zedek hosts regular family and teen missions.
  • Support Jewish National Fund
  • Buy Israel Bonds