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Israel Update - May 18, 2021
Hosted by Joy Heylen

When Joy Heylen and Sondra Baras first planned this update from Israel, they never dreamed that there would be so much to talk about. But, unfortunately, things are quite crazy in Israel today, on so many fronts, and we hope Sondra was able to convey the main highlights to you. We were thrilled with the lively discussion and chat that developed and are so grateful for how much you care about Israel. Thank you so much!

Israel Update - May 5, 2021
Why Judea and Samaria?

Sondra Oster Baras, Director of CFOIC Heartland’s Israel office, interviews Pastor Mark Biltz, world-renowned pastor, Hebraic Roots Teacher and head of El Shaddai Ministries.  A fascinating conversation between a Jew and a Christian, as they both explore the Biblical and personal significance of Judea and Samaria to each of them.  A wonderful testament to a relationship based on mutual respect, friendship and common values. 

Israel Update - March 17, 2021
Passover and Israeli Elections

This is a zoom meeting with Shmuel Junger as he discussed Passover and especially the Seder Night. The main concept of Seder Night is the asking of questions. The entire evening is a very child-oriented experience and it may well be the first significant memory Jewish children experience.

In this update, Shmuel also shares his observations regarding the political situation in Israel. It is not an easy time. We know Israel has suffered from political instability, and it looks like we are not yet at the end of it all.

Israel Update - March 17, 2021
Passover and Israeli Elections

This is a zoom meeting with Shmuel Junger as he discussed Passover and especially the Seder Night. The main concept of Seder Night is the asking of questions. The entire evening is a very child-oriented experience and it may well be the first significant memory Jewish children experience.

In this update, Shmuel also shares his observations regarding the political situation in Israel. It is not an easy time. We know Israel has suffered from political instability, and it looks like we are not yet at the end of it all.

Israel Update - February 16, 2021
Purim and the Book of Esther

This is a zoom meeting with Shmuel Junger as he discussed the Book of Esther in a way you probably haven’t heard before. We discuss the Book of Esther just ahead of the holiday of Purim on the topic: The Book of Esther and the Land of Israel; The Story Behind the Story. 

As you probably know, the Land of Israel is never mentioned in Esther. The entire story takes place in Persia, kilometers away from Israel. And yet, the Land of Israel is there, if you read between the lines.

Israel Update - January 21, 2021
Following the Inauguration of US President Biden

Following the Inauguration of President Biden this is an invaluable insight from two Israeli experts on the impact of the change in the US Administration on Israel, focusing on Iran and Judea and Samaria. 

Sondra Oster Baras, Director of CFOIC Heartland’s Israel Office, and Shmuel Junger, Director of Development and an IDF veteran, share an authentic Israeli perspective coming from the heart of Biblical Israel. An update you don’t want to miss! Read a written perspective on the same subject by Sondra Oster Baras: https://cfoic.com/joe-biden/

Israel Update - December 17, 2020
Against All Odds - Chanukah Today

Join us for a zoom meeting with Shmuel Junger, CFOIC Heartland’s Director of Development. Shmuel will discuss the meaning of Chanukah that is currently being celebrated by Jews all over the world. Shmuel will connect the holiday with the challenges that Israel has faced in modern times, particularly through its many wars and military engagements. Shmuel, himself a former IDF soldier, will bring his own personal perspective to the celebration of this very special holiday.

Israel Update - November 18, 2020

Sondra Baras will update you on what is happening in Israel – from the political, to the Biblical and everything in between. And we will leave time for Q&A so that we can hear and respond to what is on your mind about Israel.

Highlights - Israeli Community Conference July 2020

On July 27th, 2020, CFOIC Heartland’s Israel Office held a zoom conference for mayors and representatives for all the communities in Judea and Samaria that are affiliated with CFOIC. The purpose of the conference was to discuss mutual security concerns and to explore ways that CFOIC donors have and can continue to support these needs. This film presents the highlights of this conference and will enable you to gain an insider’s view of the leadership of Judea and Samaria.

Bridging the Distance - Connecting to Israel

For those of you who want to come and visit with us, or are seeking a more intimate, direct connection to Israel, we created this film for you. Even though we can’t visit with you in person right now, we wanted to stay in touch. And we want to be sure you know and can see the people you have been helping and the needs you have been meeting. Thank you for all you have done and are doing for Israel. Watch this film and remember – we couldn’t have done it without you! If you would like to help families in Israel during the current crisis, we need your help right now:


Watch this recording of a live Zoom meeting, held on July 1, 2020, hosted by Hannele Pardain, CFI – USA, in which Sondra Oster Baras presents the history and Biblical Foundation of the Settlement Movement. Recorded on the day Netanyahu had promised to extend sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria, Sondra updates audiences on the current Sovereignty Debate.


The Land of Israel Belongs to the Jewish People

Israeli Settlements 101 – Part 1: The Biblical Foundation for Zionism and the Settlement Movement
The best answer we have for today is turning to the Bible. We hope you enjoy this Bible teaching from Genesis 12 and Deuteronomy 30.


Israeli Settlements 101 – Part 2: History of Modern Zionism and the Settlement Movement
We hope you enjoy this teaching by Sondra Baras on the modern day history of Israel and her personal involvement in the Settlement Movement.

The Annexation Debate in Israel - June 16 2020 Zoom Meeting

Israel is preparing to extend its sovereignty to Judea and Samaria in the coming weeks, an event that has created a huge buzz in Israel and around the world. Sondra Oster Baras, Director of CFOIC Heartland’s Israel Office explains the facts everyone should know to better understand the issues at hand.

Sondra Baras on Sovereignty with i24 News

CFOIC Heartland’s Director Sondra Oster Baras was interviewed on i24 News with regard to the extension of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Sondra articulates a strong defense of this move and urges the Israeli government to act swiftly and decisively.

The Festival of Shavuot and prayer for Israel

This is a recording of a live Zoom meeting with Sondra Baras on June 9, 2020. Co-hosted by Pastor Corrine Cardoza of The Lord’s Church in Sacramento CA. Sondra did a short teaching on the festival of Shavuot or Pentecost, followed by Q&A, an update from Israel and finally a prayer for Israel session led by Pastor Corrine and her Israel prayer warriors.

Israel Update - June 8, 2020

Tune in for an update on Israel’s current events from CFOIC Heartland’s own Sondra Oster Baras! In this important Israel Update, she breaks down the annexation debate and talks about whether Trump’s Peace Plan is good or bad for the State of Israel.

What Can Christians do about Annexation in Israel?
Sondra Oster Baras on Breaking Israel News

Wow! CFOIC Heartland’s own Sondra Oster Baras was featured today on Breaking Israel News to give her views on the annexation of Judea and Samaria. You don’t want to miss this!

Israel Update - May 17, 2020

Tune in for an update on Israel’s current events from CFOIC Heartland’s own Sondra Oster Baras!

Revelation TV Interview With Sondra Baras

50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Judea and Samaria

Sondra Baras speaking at Columbus Christian Center

This is a short excerpt of Sondra Baras speaking at Columbus Christian Center in Columbus OH.  This will give you a very short inspirational and educational teaching on the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Tali and Miya

Mafteach, the Karnei Shomron Special Ed program helps children with developmental delays, learning disabilities, and emotional difficulties. This is the story of two special children… Hear Tali and Miya’s story from their mother Rikki.

“The girls were very delayed due to complications from being born premature. I was fighting for their lives, when I was encouraged to bring the girls to Mafteach. When we brought the girls to the center they began to thrive. My family and I would like to thank YOU for your unbelievable contribution to Mafteach and to us. It has changed our lives forever.”
~Rikki, Mother of Tali and Miya

Love Overcomes

The Karnei Shomron Yeshiva High School for boys provides quality Biblical and regular education to boys from all over Samaria. But those with learning disabilities and emotional difficulties require special attention. This is their story. Thank you CFOIC donors without you, none of this would have happened!

Levav - A Love Story

Heart of Benjamin helps children with severe mental and physical handicaps through their afternoon, summer, and holiday programs. This is the story of one special child who benefits from YOUR donation to Heart of Benjamin.

Gevaot: A place to call home

Sadna is a program for physically and mentally handicapped children and young adults. The people of Sadna have created a special community in Gevaot. A place where special needs people are part of every day life. A place where they are accepted, where they belong, a place they call home.

Vivienne, Parent of a Sadna Child – “Parents of challenged children are always very vulnerable, but I had the blessing of being able to send my child to Sadna. Today I’m standing here in one of the most vibrant, empowering communities which has provided a school and an environment which is loving, safe, religious and able to give us as a family the feeling that we’ve chosen the most unique place for our child to grow… Thank you Christian Friends of Israeli Communities for the outstanding support you’ve given here to Sadna. We as a family thank you very much!”

Love in Bet Hagai

The community of Bet Hagai in Judea is home to boys coming from dysfunctional backgrounds. Here they find new purpose, strength, education, understanding and a family who loves them. Thank you for helping to change their lives in Israel.

Heart of Benjamin

The Biblical Heartland Reborn

What is Judea and Samaria?  How did Israel come to be in possession of this land and who are the brave people who have settled here and why?  This short video lays the foundation for the Jewish presence in the heart of Biblical Israel in a clear and inspiring manner. Watch this film and share with friends and acquaintances far and wide.   This film is the key to greater understanding of the settlement movement.

Voices of Faith from Israel

The people of Judea and Samaria have sacrificed a great deal to settle in the Biblical Heartland: terrorist attacks, boycotts, housing freezes, threats of expulsion, and the actual destruction of the communities in Gaza.  But throughout, their faith has kept them strong and kept them focused on G-d’s purposes for His people and His land.  Hear these voices of faith and let the people of Judea and Samaria inspire you.

Journey Through Biblical Israel

Judea and Samaria is where so much of the Bible took place. But it is also home to 360,000 people. Watch this clip and experience the heart and soul of Judea and Samaria, the Jewish people thriving in the Land promised to them by God!

Making a Difference in Judea and Samaria

CFOIC Heartland has been working hand in hand with the people of Judea and Samaria for more than a decade to support vital humanitarian needs in the biblical heartland.  This film enables you to meet the people who are our partners in the land.  Listen to the amazingly moving stories of those who have sacrificed everything to obey God’s commandments.

Thank You

This film is CFOIC Heartland’s way of saying thank you to the friends and supporters of the communities over the years. You will meet some of the people who have been helped by CFOIC Heartland. Their stories will tug at your heart and make you glad to have become a part of CFOIC Heartland’s vital work in Israel.

Gush Katif: 1000 Days Without a Home

Close to three years after the disengagement from the Gaza Strip and the destruction of the Jewish communities in Gush Katif, this film provides an updated view of what has happened to these people and where they are today. Suffering from unemployment, financial need, emotional distress, and family upheaval, the refugees from Gush Katif deserve your attention and support.

An Interview with a "Settler" Sandy Bloom, Bet Yatir

Sandy shares her personal story of surviving a terrorist attack while on a bus in the Jordan Valley.

Interview with a Settler: Sondra Baras

An interview with a “settler” Sondra Oster Baras Director,CFOIC Heartland- Israel

Sondra shares her own personal story of Aliyah and commitment to the settlement movement.

Peace Plan Update from Judea and Samaria

The truth, and the dangers, about the recent negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, launched under the auspices of President Bush at the Annapolis Conference in later 2007. Watch this short film and understand why we must not be silent in the face of international pressure against Israel.

Cry! For the Beloved Country Trailer

The film Cry! for the Beloved Country is an excellent introduction to the settlement movement – the biblical, historical and political background to what has become one of the most important and influential movements in the Middle East. The film will connect the Biblical story with the geographical reality, and will enable you to understand why the Jews have come back to the center of Biblical Israel, to Judea and Samaria, and why their very presence is essential to the continued security and spiritual needs of the State of Israel.

Days of Elijah Conference September 2008

Sondra Oster Baras addressed the Days of Elijah Conference in Ft. Worth Texas, September 2008. Watch this film of her talk and learn more about the situation in Israel. Pass on this clip to your friends and neighbors to enable them to understand why Christians must stand with Israel today.

Voices from the Devastation

This film will enable you to catch a glimpse of the reality of life as experienced by the Gush Katif refugees, the thousands of Jews who were forced from their homes in the Gaza Strip in August of 2005.

You will meet the people from Gush Katif. The video explores the emotional and spiritual reactions of these refugees as well as their counterparts in Judea and Samaria as they confront the crisis that was disengagement.