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Congregation B'nai Israel of St.Petersburg

A-Team Israel Advocacy

Israel Advocacy

The A-Team is CBI’s Advocacy for Israel committee. Our goals include providing educational programs, forums for discussion, and knowledgeable speakers on current and critical issues dealing with Israel. Committee members disseminate time-sensitive information – you are encouraged to add your name to the list to receive these emails. The A-Team publishes information in the Spiel and the Review, and posts information on the shul hallway bulletin board. We keep you informed of community events in the Tampa Bay area, including but not limited to: AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), Hadassah, Israel Bonds, JCRC (Jewish Community Relations Council), JNF (Jewish National Fund), and more. We welcome you to join us!

Contact Eric Pastman for more information:


Breaking News on Israeli Technology Developments (updated 3/19/23):

Researchers at Hebrew University have developed a new sensor system that detects diseases in crops (e.g. potatoes and tomatoes).

It's not just for viruses anymore. Researchers at Tel Aviv University developed an mRNA vaccine that is 100% effective against a deadly bacteria.

Does anyone remember the movie Dr. Dolittle? A team of researchers at the University of Haifa are developing Dr. Dolittl-E app to read animal's facial expressions.

To view older articles, please visit the A-Team Archive

For more information on new Israeli technology developments visit ISRAEL21c

The A-Team requests that you support the extradition of Ahlam Tamimi to face justice in the United States for the Sbarro bombing in Jerusalem on August 9, 2001.

Israeli Innovations Presentations

If you missed any of the Israeli Innovation presentations. You can download the presentation by clicking the links below. The presentations are built using Apple's Keynote application and will require a compatible application to access the material.

However, the first link below is an hour long recording of the presentation that you can watch by simply clicking on it.

Israeli Innovations - Q4 2022 Update - Presented Oct. 25, 2022 (YouTube Video)

Israeli Innovations - Israel in Ukraine - Presented Apr. 26, 2022 (Keynote)

Israeli Innovations - Consumer/Cultural - Presented Nov. 16, 2021 (Keynote)

Israeli Innovations - Medical - Presented Nov. 2, 2021 (Keynote)

Israeli Innovations - Environmental - Presented Oct. 19, 2021 (Keynote)

Israeli Innovations - Agricultural - Presented Oct. 5, 2021 (Keynote)

Please click the links for Educational Webinars and videos from  StandWithUs, EMETOpenDor Media and JNF.

For accurate news on Israel and the Jewish world visit Honest Reporting or Camera

Support the Conservative movement in Israel at MERCAZ USA

For information on AIPAC

If you'd like to visit Israel virtually, The Atlanta Israel Coalition has posted their virutal tours on Israel on YouTube. They are excellent!!!

Let's continue the CBI-JNF partnership:

For over a decade, CBI and JNF have partnered in planting trees and supporting projects throughout Israel. This partnership allows CBI to earn commissions on donations that, in turn, are used to support Israel Advocacy programs. For example, CBI has provided assistance to our high school and college students to study in Israel.


Please continue purchasing trees and donating to projects that directly affect the well-being of all Israelis. Many opportunities are available. A summary of JNF’s action areas is found at: These project areas include:


For a short presentation of JNF’s current work, please click on “JNF in Israel 2021-2022.”

Fri, March 24 2023 2 Nisan 5783