Whale Wars: Sea Shepherd Boat Destroyed

Message from Paul Watson

Ady Gil rammed 2

The Japanese whaling security ship Shonan Maru No. 2 is caught on camera deliberately ramming and causing catastrophic damage to the stationary Sea Shepherd catamaran Ady Gil. Campaign Images: JoAnne McArthur/Sea ShepherdSea

Earlier today, our vessel the Ady Gil was severely damaged and almost sunk in a vicious and unprovoked attacked by a Japanese whaling harpoon vessel many times its size. The crew barely escaped with their lives and were rescued by our newest vessel the Bob Barker.

There is a battle between “David and Goliath.” The illegal Japanese whalers are trying to physically harm and financially destroy your nonprofit whale defenders — the Sea Shepherds. Show the whalers and the government of Japan that they cannot get away with this.

As I write, my valiant crews remain at sea, vigilant in their pursuit to stop the whalers. Our defense of the whales needs to continue in the Southern Oceans. We are their only hope.

Sea Shepherd is the only organization in the world directly intervening to save these magnificent and innocent beings but we cannot do it without you.

Please stand with us and click here to make a donation today or call 877-WHALES-911 (877-942-5379)* as we continue our fight in the coming days, weeks, months, year- whatever it takes.

From the bridge of the Steve Irwin, I thank you,


Watson Signature


Captain Paul Watson P.S. Due to the large number of people trying to access our website from all over the world, you may find that our main website pages load slowly, however, our donate pag

e is operating well at this time. In the meantime, we are working to get our main website up to speed. *To call from anywhere outside of the US or Canada, dial +1-416-645-4677.
*Donations to Sea Shepherd have tax benefits in the United States, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France.

Night Of Unity Gala Benefit w/MATISYAHU

On Wednesday, January 20, at 6:30pm, we will celebrate Jewish unity with music, comedy, and poetry at an unforgettable, delicious, cabaret-style event at LA’s famous El Rey Theater. This Night of Unity is our first ever Gala fundraiser. Please join in our effort to make this a night to remember while helping to raise funds to keep Jewlicious Festival, JConnect and our other projects going.

We are honoring DAVID SUISSA with the Jewish Unity Award. Suissa, an advertising executive and LA Jewish Journal Columnist, is founder of OLAM magazine, Meals4Israel.co, Ads4Israel.com and the newly launched OLAM.org. Suissa speaks up for justice, Jews, and israel, bridging communities and cultures. He embodies Jewish unity in bringing together the many parts of our community to solve problems and provide mutual support.

There will be great entertainment at this cabaret-style event, headlined by a special acoustic performance by Grammy Nominated, Gold Record Recording Artist MATISYAHU.

Our Night of Unity Honorary Dinner Chair is STANLEY GOLD, the outgoing chairman of the board, Jewish Federation of Los Angeles

This is no rubber chicken fundraiser dinner. There will be an speak-easy style Casino, Silent Auction, live music all evening, wine and a wide variety of delicious food. For VIP ticket holders there will be bottle service and complimentary drinks as well.

Special appearances have been confirmed by Craig Taubman, Rhoda Weissman, David Sachs, Adam Weinberg, Marcus Freed and others! It is a snazzy night, so dress code is – Black Tie Optional

You can buy tickets, or make a tribute – tickets and tributes start at $180. We have a few sponsorship opportunities for individuals or companies that would like to participate in this event. Please contact us as soon as possible – we have only a few left.

*$50 of ticket cost is not tax deductible.

HOST COMMITTEE
Tom and Jill Barad Brett Barenholtz Stanley & Joyce Black Michael Borkow Etan and Emily Cohen Brad and Amy Conroy Daniel Eisenstadt Rachel Ephron Yosi and Wendy Finn Noah Flom Selwyn & Glynis Gerber Stephen Grynberg Bob Hale Josh and Stefanie Kaplan Mellissa Lewkowicz James and Debbie Lustig Nick Meyer Tahlia Miller Larry and Carol Mizel Courtney Mizel Maxine Morris Dr. Sharon Musher Gal & Rabbi Elissa Ben Naim Harry & Dorit Nelson Mark and Renee Phillips Sheri Porath Rockwell Roz and Jerry Rothstein David and Judy Sachs Dr. Rami and Sofia Sadeghi Evan Schlessinger Lou Sokolovsky Alan and Lisa Stern Dubby Teichman Sari Tuschman Gary and Dana Wexler Shawn Landres Joshua Avedon

College Night Shabbat Dinner – Torah and Chulent with Rav Shmuel

Hang Out With Rav Shmuel, college students, insanely delicious food!

Calling all College Students and recent grads for a very special Shabbat dinner followed by a pre-Jewlicious Festival session of Chulent and Torah w/Rav Shmuel.

WHERE: Pico-Robertson Area. RSVP for address.

WHEN: Friday, Jan 8 @6:30pm. Cholent & Torah Tisch with Rav Shmuel @ 9pm.

COST: $25 for dinner. FREE for Students

Click the link below to RSVP:
http://www.jconnectla.com/register-now/

ABOUT RAV SHMUEL:

Rav Shmuel is a rabbi who hangs out in Greenwich Village and plays original compositions on his guitar. He has a beard and sidelocks and he loves The Dead. He does not see an inconsistency between these two identities. Rather, he thinks of Judaism and music as complementary and often coalescing tools and methods for communication (blah blah blah).

Born in Brooklyn, Rav spent seven years in Jerusalem teaching by day and playing in the clubs at night before moving back to New York in 2001. Typing “Open Mike Night New York” into Google pointed Rav to the notorious Antihoot held in the East Village’s landmark venue The Sidewalk Cafe. He quickly became a house favorite on a scene that has produced such stars as Beck, Hamell On Trial, The Moldy Peaches and, most recently, Regina Spektor. Within months he moved up to being a headlining weekend act.

Rav Shmuel has rocked Jewlicious Festival for four years with music and torah. He also was one of the founders of Shabbat Tent!

Celebrate The JewYear w/ Moshav

What better way to ring in the secular New Year Saturday Night than with an intimate concert with MOSHAV?

Join us in the lounge and bar at COW on Saturday, January 2nd, 9pm for a chill, intimate concert with Moshav!

Tickets are $10 presale and $20 at the door. There are a limited number of tickets so get yours before they’re sold out!

The party will be at A Cow Jumped Over the Moon – 421 N. Rodeo Drive (Rodeo Collection – Garden Level) Beverly Hills, CA 90210

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/522324286

Co-sponsored by Jewlicious Festivals

Students $10 at door with ID space

permitting. 18+

HAPPY JEW YEAR!