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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: eric_pastman@yahoo.com.



Breaking News on Israeli Technology Developments (updated 6/19/24):

Israeli startup Greeneye Technology has an AI based spraying system that reduces chemicals by 88%. The company is now selling their product to farms in Nebraska.

Israeli startup Sightful has invented a laptop without a screen. Rather it uses special glasses to project virtual screens in front of your eyes, saving desktop space.

With AI use growing and prone to errors, Israeli startup Aporia has created software to address the AI errors and protect businesses

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 sign the petition to Free the Hostages. We also 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 - Q2 2024 Update - Presented Apr. 17, 2024 (Video)

Israeli Innovations - Q1 2024 Update - Presented Jan. 24, 2024 (Video)

Israeli Innovations - Q4 2023 Update - Presented Oct. 18, 2023 (Video)

Israel Innovations - Q2 2023 Updates- Presented Apr. 25, 2023 (Video)

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

If you are interested in receiving updates on the war in Gaza you can sign up with the IDSF.

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!!!

For many years, CBI and JNF have partnered in planting trees and supporting projects throughout Israel. To date, CBI has planted four Parklands – a total of 20,000 trees! A summary of JNF’s areas of activity is found at:

https://www.jnf.org/our-work

Sun, June 23 2024 17 Sivan 5784