Shabbat Lech-Leacha – World Wide Project
"וַיֹּאמֶר ה' אֶל-אַבְרָם, לֶךְ-לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ."
The commandment "Lech-Lecha!" is the first time that we meet the special relationship between the Nation of Israel - and the Land of Israel.
Therefore, the World Zionist Organization chose to highlight this Shabbat as a special Shabbat dedicated to the connection with Eretz Israel and to glorify the act of Aliyah.
During this Shabbat (Cheshvan 11th 5777, November 11th, 2016) and the weeks before and after, we will run a sequence of many activities in Synagogues, youth movements, Zionist & Jewish organizations and schools.
Activities will occur simultaneously worldwide.