TEL AVIV, Israel, May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MCF is continuing in assisting various cultural, humanitarian and charitable projects that are so vital to Israel's advance. One of such projects is publication of a pamphlet by a non-profit, non-partisan organization "Keep Jerusalem" (http://www.keepjerusalem.org) which is dedicated to educating people about the importance of a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty.
MCF, together with "Keep Jerusalem", feels that there is a great need to replace distortion of the realities with basic facts, which support Israel's right to sustain Jerusalem as her united capital.
One organization that enjoys continued assistance from MCF is "Meeting Place" and now it is expanding its network of training groups. The idea behind "Meeting Place" is gathering different Israelis - secular and religious, men and women - around classical Jewish texts. This month two new study groups were started: a group for the study of Jewish mystical texts - the book of Azriel and the Zohar (which take place in Jerusalem) and a study group which is being held in a peripheral and somewhat under-developed city of Lod, making it a significant educational and cultural contribution to that area. Regular groups for study of the Talmud and tales of Rabi Nachman are continuing as well in Jerusalem.
Another activity that "Meeting Place" organizes is ascends to the Temple Mount to hold Bar Mitzvah celebrations. With assistance from MCF and a large preliminary work and advertising, the idea for this is catching on. One such celebration of a bar-mitzvah took place for a Russian boy from the Zacharias family. The ascend was attended by more than 20 people, including six children of various ages, relatives from America as well as the crew from Channel 9 TV (Israel). Such ascends will help stimulate interest in the subject of Temple Mount for the wider secular Russian-speaking Israelis.
A non-profit organization "Pri," which also enjoys prolonged support from MCF, put on a play "The Wanderer," which premiered at Pesach. The play is a story of a traveler who gets into different situations and learns the lessons of life experiences, love and wisdom.
The performers themselves invented and created decorations, costumes and took part in developing the script. The performance involved both children and adults. The audience reacted very vividly to the play, which turned out to be a lively, creative and dynamic holiday! After the play children were presented with gifts.
MCF strongly believes that cultural and educational programs such as these have an enormous positive effect on Israel's growth and development.
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SOURCE Michael Cherney Foundation