Israel’s righteous war to defeat Hamas needs a new generation of rabbis and pastors to rise up in solidarity.
Israel is strong, but it needs our help today. If the faith community remains silent, Jews will no longer be safe in our homeland, or anywhere else. Operation Torah Shield is an unprecedented response from Jewish and Christian faith leaders united in solidarity for Israel who believe that victory will only be achieved when we recognize the Torah (Bible) is our shield of protection.
In the wake of Hamas’ evil attack on October 7, Operation Torah Shield will bring faith leaders to Israel to volunteer, serve, pray and study. For the first time, Christian pastors are being welcomed and invited to volunteer and serve shoulder to shoulder with their Jewish brothers and sisters, with mutual respect in a non-proselytizing environment.
Because of the many sensitivities involved in Operation Torah Shield, there will be a rigorous application process to screen applicants. Candidates must be involved in Israel leadership and commit to continued service as Israel advocates upon returning to America.
7 AM – Prayers and Breakfast
8:30 AM – Pastor – Rabbi Torah Study
10:00 AM – Israel Advocacy Boot Camp
12:00 PM – Lunch at Hotel
1:00 PM – Volunteering (such as working in fields or with children, visiting hospitals, or repairing bomb shelters)
4:00 PM – Attending Funerals
6:00 PM – Visiting Bereaved Families
8:00 PM – Dinner at hotel
9:00 PM – Night programming
Participants will hear security briefings from IDF leadership, political analysis from Knesset members, and receive spiritual nourishment from American and Israeli faith leaders. Our faith leaders will meet with families of the kidnapped hostages, attend funerals and forge unforgettable bonds with the People of Israel. Most importantly, Jews and Christians will form a powerful bond and work together in support of Israel going forward.
Most importantly, we Jews and Christians, will form a powerful bond and ensure that Israel is never again caught off guard when we are America’s CEOs and business owners, politicians and diplomats.
Rabbi Tuly Weisz founded Israel365 in 2012 in order to strengthen Israel by building relationships between Christians and Jews. To read more about Israel365 and the importance of Christians and Jews working together, click here. In the past decade, Israel365 has developed a large online presence, published The Israel Bible and established critical relationships with Jewish and Christian leaders that are being mobilized now to defend Israel.
Israel365 is working with a number of leading Jewish and Christian partners on Operation Torah Shield.
Together with other leading institutions, Israel365 has secured funding for 250 rabbis and pastors to participate in Operation Torah Shield at the highly subsidized rate of only $500 per participant.
Israel365 is working with a leading security company to ensure the highest level of safety for our participants. Because of the many unknown factors, this trip is not for the faint of heart and all participants are ultimately coming at their own risk, with the shield of the Torah under Hashem’s protection.
Upon completing the application process, candidates will be screened and interviewed by Zoom. Candidates who are accepted must pay a non refundable $500 fee and are responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from JFK Airport.