Our communities are also participating in the preparations for the Synod of the Catholic Churches in the Middle East that will be held in Rome in October 2010.

The Hebrew Speaking Catholic communities in Israel decided to collect contributions during the Sunday mass for relief in Haiti.

At their meeting on January 15, 2010, the priests of the Hebrew speaking and Russian speaking Catholic communities in Israel decided to consecrate the Sunday collection to the people of Haiti.

The priests of the Hebrew speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel met on Friday, January 15, 2010, at Latroun.

A few days ago we were happy to announce that our site is attracting new friends from all over the world. However, also undesired guests have succeeded in getting in.

Paul-Samuel Auszenkier lives in France but at the end of the fifties and the beginning of the sixties he was a member of the Catholic Hebrew speaking communities in Israel and since that time has kept up a friendship with us. We celebrate with him the important event of the publication of the story of his life titled "Faire mémoire" (Remembering). The author has determined that the proceeds of this book will be contributed to our Hebrew speaking communities in Israel..

The priests of the Hebrew speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel met today, November 13, 2009, in the community house in Jerusalem.

Father David, responsible for the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities, was invited to lecture on Christianity to the Jewish teachers at the Bialik-Rogozin school in south Tel Aviv. There are 700 pupils in the Hebrew speaking, Israeli public school and about half of them are Christian.

On Sunday, October 25, Father David, the Vicar, and a few of the faithful from the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities that he is responsible for, joined the throngs of Christians from all over the country who celebrated Mary's feast at Deir Rafat.

The priests of the Vicariate had few days of prayer that took place in the Franciscan monastery on Mount Tabor, from Tuesday, October 13 until Friday, October 16. Eleven priests spent the days in prayer, fraternity and joint study.

Each year, the Latin Patriarchate seminarians studying in Beit Jala, who are preparing themselves to be the priests of the Holy Land diocese, go on retreat. This year, the director of the Seminary invited Father David, Patriarchal Vicar for the Hebrew speaking Catholics in the diocese, to direct the retreat.

Father David, responsible for the Hebrew speaking communities, initiated a new commission, a commission to plan pastoral work among Russian speakers. The commission began its work on Friday, September 11, 2009 at a first meeting in Jaffa.

Father David was invited by Father Jack OFM to visit the convent of the Archangel Gabriel on the feast of the Dedication of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher on July 15, 2009.

The priests of the Hebrew speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel met today, July 17, 2009, in Latroun. Despite the period of summer vacation, the priests who are in the country gathered together.

There have been some changes in the Hebrew speaking Catholic communities in Israel and we publish these changes here.

The site of the Custody of the Holy Land has published two articles by Hebrew-speaking Catholics about the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI. We publish here the links to these two articles.

The priests of the Hebrew speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel met today, May 1, 2009, in Latroun. This was a first meeting since the appointment of Father David as Vicar and Father Roman was present as a priest for the first time since his ordination.

Tali from the Jerusalem community wrote a report on the ordination of Roman Kaminsky.

Rivka from the Jerusalem community sent us a report of the funeral of Father Jonathan Herment, held on Easter Monday, April 13, 2009. Father Jonathan, a French priest who had lived in Israel since 1986 and loved the people, the land and the Hebrew language.

The Hebrew-Speaking Catholic Vicariate in Israel wishes all its members, friends and their families a happy feast of Passover!