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Posted by admin on February 13, 2016


New Zealand Visit



Israel Director

Christian Friends of Israeli Communities – Heartland


CFOIC Heartland enables Christians to connect with the Jewish Communities (settlements) in the heart of Biblical Israel.

Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) are not occupied territories.

These Communities are the birthplace of the Jewish people.


Sondra will be speaking at







Below please find the Itinerary for Sondra’s February NZ Visit

and a Bio of Sondra Oster Baras

Please forward this Invitation to likeminded family & friends


Trish Nicholls


09 63 87789




 “The Nations will Fear the Name of the Lord

All the Kings of the Earth will Revere Your Glory.

For the Lord will Rebuilt Zion

and Appear in His Glory”

Psalm 102 v 15 & 16


New Zealand Dates:

February 25-29 2016
Thursday 25th February
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Salvation Army Hall
41 Bluegum Rd
Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast
Hosted by: The Menorah Group – Dr. Brian Hooper
Contact info: Tel: 04 90 20064
Sunday 28th February
Time: 10 AM
Location: Mount Baptist Church
Cnr Tui St. & Ranch Rd., Mt. Maunganui 3149
Contact: Ps. Dave Fredrickson
Tel: 07 5756949
Sunday 28th February
Time: 2:30 PM
Location: Freedom Christian Church
3 Clow Place, Hamilton
Host: Christian Friends of Israel, Stephen Woolerton
Tel: 07 854 0102


Sunday 28th February
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Tirau Co-operating Church
67 Main Rd, Tirau
Host: Ps John Rush & Fred Barrett
Tel: 07 883 1836 07 888 1660
Monday 29th February
Time: 1:30P M
Location: Christian Ministry Centre
297A Church Street,
Onehunga, Auckland

Host: Graeme Lee, Director
Tel: 09-5257564

Monday 29th February
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Main Auditorium
Greenlane Christian Centre
17 Marewa Rd
Greenlane, Auckland 1051
Hosts: Israel Focus Group and Ps Terry Calkin
Contact: Trish Nicholls
Tel: 09 63 87789, 0274 984 855


BIO – Sondra Oster Baras

“Sondra Oster Baras was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio in an Orthodox Jewish home. She was educated at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland, a religious all-day school sponsored by the
Cleveland Jewish community. Upon graduation from high school, Sondra studied religious studies at the Jerusalem College for Women in Israel. She completed her B.A. in history and
English at Barnard College (Columbia University) and obtained her J.D. at Columbia University’s School of Law. In 1984, after practicing law in New York for a short time, Sondra
moved to Israel. Sondra continued her legal career in Israel, after being accepted to the Israeli bar. In 1985, the Baras’ joined Neve Aliza, a group of North American Orthodox Jews that were
building a new neighborhood in the small Samarian town of Karnei Shomron. Sondra soon became an active member of the governing board of the group and moved into the new
neighborhood in 1987. Shortly thereafter, the first Intifada began, and Ms. Baras was drawn into activities advocating for the settlement movement. Since then, Baras has been an active
spokesperson for the communities of Judea and Samaria. Baras maintained contact with CFOIC Heartland since its inception in 1996, and in 1998, she opened the Israel office in an effort to
enhance the organization’s activities in support of the communities of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Since then, Sondra has been the director of the Israel office, coordinating much of
CFOIC Heartland’s community support programs world-wide CFOIC Heartland is the only Christian organization to focus exclusively on the communities in the heartland of Biblical
Israel. CFOIC Heartland raises funds for the communities and encourages tourism to biblical sites in these areas as well. They have become a resource in Israel for connecting Christians to
the people of Biblical Israel, while working in close cooperation with Christian organizations in the Land and with Jewish organizations interested in linking with Christians from around the
world. In addition to the main U.S. and Israel offices, there are CFOIC offices in Germany and Holland. Baras and her husband Edward, a computer programmer, raised five children in
Karnei Shomron, where they still reside today. In her spare time, Baras studies and teaches Bible, her greatest passion.”



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