Mission Statement

The Israel Resource Center (IRC) is dedicated to the pursuit of peace through education. We provide resources to all students, teachers, members and leaders of the Rochester community who wish to attain and share knowledge about Israel's history, culture, and contributions to the world. 

The IRC, located at Congregation Beth Sholom, was established in 2016 in honor of Rabbi Shaya and Nechie Kilimnick. The latest technological tools and warm and friendly environment will help teens, teachers and anyone wanting to enhance their knowledge of Israel.

Our goal is to provide students and adults with opportunities to get to know the real Israel -- the one beyond the media headlines, and ultimately share their newfound knowledge and connection to Israel with their peers, family members and community.