Shreveport holds Night to Honor Israel

Rabbi Foster Kawaler of Congregation Agudath Achim blows the shofar at the start of A Night to Honor Israel at Broadmoor Assembly of G-d in Shreveport on Oct. 30.

Over 700 attended the event, which was a salute to Israel and the local Jewish community by pro-Israel Christians. The program was sponsored by Christians United for Israel, and CUFI State Director Rev. Jesse Duplantis spoke about “Why did God Choose the Jews.” He also contributed $50,000 toward the evening’s collection for OneFamily Fund, which supports victims of terror in Israel, and said he plans to hold a similar event in New Orleans. Asher Yarden, Consul General for Israel in the Southwest U.S., also addressed the audience, saying these demonstrations of support mean a lot to Israel at a time when the country has so few friends in the world.