We want to wish you all our dear Friends of Itamar a happy, sweet and healthy New Year. May the coming year bring you all blessing and prosperity in all your endeavors. We want to thank you all for being a wall of support to us here on Itamar, right in the very heart of Eretz Yisrael. Your love and kindness has brought and continues to bring a great blessing to our community, may it bring also the same and more to you.
Itamar welcomes back Rabbi Moshe and Leah Goldsmith who were on a speaking tour on behalf of the projects The Friends of Itamar supports- for safety, educational needs, building projects, agriculture based on organic ideology methods and everything entailed in making our community a better and safer place to live. We would like to express our thanks and appreciation to all the people who made it happen.
Only a few hours before the New Year sets in here in Israel, we are working very hard to complete a new garden project before the Sabbatical year begins. Another hidden blessing of the Sabbatical year is that everyone wants to plant trees and beautify their gardens before a long year of rest begins. This motivates the beautifying of the land of Israel.
With great happiness after three decades since the founding of our community, we are proud to announce the inauguration of our permanent synagogue built in memory of Yonah Menachem Rennert that will take place G-D willing on the 18th of Tishray/Sunday October 12 2014 at six o’clock in the evening on Chol Hamoed Succot. This event will be attended by Rabbi Shlomo Amar, Rabbi Meir Lau, Housing Minister – Uri Ariel, Knesset members, Ira Rennert, and other honored guests. At the same time, we will also celebrate a new Torah scroll inauguration dedicated to the heroes of Itamar that lost their lives in terror attacks over the years. We want to thank all our dear friends of Itamar who have participated in the building of the beautiful synagogue. It is not too late for those who want to contribute and be part of this special project. Please join us with your family and friends. Those interested please contact us. If enough people sign up we will provide a bus from Jerusalem and give you a great tour of the community
This week a Lechaim was held for the Itamar staff and workers as an expression of appreciation of their devoted service to the community throughout the year. We are very blessed to have such a special group of workers.
This week we had a meeting between the new families and our council welcoming them in their joining the community and to explain the new housing opportunities on the community. This past month eleven new families joined the community. Right now we are in the process of building another new neighborhood.
Watch Rabbi Goldsmith’s new Torah lesson for the New Year.