Jerusalem, Israel - July 16, 2017 - The Israeli rabbinical organization, Tzohar, held its annual summer conference in the Jerusalem International Conference Center, on July 13, 2017. A full schedule of varied programming attracted hundreds. Tzohar volunteer rabbis, kallah teachers, and interested individuals from throughout Israel attended.
The conference themed, "Do you Hear my Voice," featured a mid-day plenary with a variety of actors and presenters, led by Rav Yuval Cherlow and journalist Oshrat Kotler.
Among the dozens of speakers during the day long program, were Rav Elchanan Samet, Rav Yonah Goodman, Sarah Rosenfeld, Rav Iyal Vered, Rav Yakov Medan, Rav Yitzhak Mandelbaum, and Israeli TV investigative reporter Ehud Hamo, who shared experiences in Jenin with Hamas and Fatah.
The conference was conducted only in Hebrew. However, Rabbi Reuven Spolter, who grew up in Maryland, went aside from the main convention hall, filled with vendors and the lunch crowd, to explain to BJL part of his important work with Tzohar, helping diaspora Jews who wish to get married in Israel.