"T.E.A.M. is a trailblazer in San Diego. I received incredibly informative emails from T.E.A.M. long before I found the lectures. And when I did, I was thrilled. Informative, to the point and well organized. I was truly empowered by my newfound knowledge. The packaging of that knowledge was key. All the information is so well presented and compartmentalized. There was now knowledge with order. I could now recall information, advocate and inform those who knew less than me. Absolutely, delightfully empowering. Awesome."
"Be careful - exposure to T.E.A.M. may provide you with enough information to actually be able to counter Palestinian lies and lead you to new areas of interest such as Middle East history, Islam, American Jewish community and activities that will take up a lot of your time."
"Knowledge is necessary to have the confidence to forcefully counter the lies and innuendos directed at the Jewish State. T.E.A.M supplies that knowledge. Veritas vos liberabit -- the truth shall set you free."
Robert A. Weisgrau, M.D.
"I am grateful for the opportunity given me to express my most sincere appreciation to T.E.A.M. Not only do I vigorously read the daily email news with the deep analytical input provided by J.J., but I also gained the knowledge advantage by attending his seminars. I have & continue to recommend T.E.A.M. at every chance. Congrats to you and your organization."
"I have found all the up-to-date information from T.E.A.M. to be the most hard-hitting and current source of exactly what
is going on in the Middle East and Israel. PERIOD! T.E.A.M. is a nexus for the FACTS."
"The classes that I have attended that were offered by T.E.A.M. were very informative and interesting. Also the
emails that T.E.A.M. sends me with the different articles and events: I really enjoy and find quite useful. I find J.J. Surbeck’s comments quite illuminating as they help me understand the
"Thankfully there a few organizations in San Diego standing up for a fair hearing on Israel and its intransigent neighbors. But T.E.A.M. led by J.J. Surbeck is the single best source of truth about Israel's history and current political realities. My work takes me all over the country and I have found no better source of scholarly information about the Middle East than we are blessed to have here with J.J. We can only hope that facts will eventually trump lies and hatred."
"J.J. and T.E.A.M. are doing an incredible service for Israel here in San Diego, educating the public about Israel
and dispelling all the lies that abound from the Palestinian and Arab side The truth needs to be known and T.E.A.M. under the guidance if JJ is doing an amazing job, I recommend the lectures
to anyone interested in knowing the truth about Israel and the Middle East."
"The lecture on Islam present facts and history largely unknown by most people. If one is to understand history unfolding, one must study the past. T.E.A.M. does a fine job of explication and analysis. As a recent writer has said, 'Those who do not know history will die of myth'. T.E.A.M. is dispelling myth."
Harold Reisman, Ph.D.
"I invited J.J. to speak on my college campus, Southwestern College for two semesters in a row. Prior to his
presentations, another speaker who was decidedly anti-Israel had been invited by some colleagues of mine to speak at our campus two semesters before. I wanted J.J. to present the other point of
view to students at the college. His speeches were well-attended by staff, faculty, and students alike. One presentation had over 200 people there. J.J.'s presentations are educational and
eye-opening. He gave a short history of Israel, and then spent some time on the last 20 years or so of Israel/Palestinian attempts at peace. Many students remarked they had no idea about what was
happening in the Middle East and really were able to see Israel's dilemma for the first time. Thank goodness there are people like J.J. who can speak eloquently and articulately on behalf of
Israel and for peace. Thank you, J.J."
Mimi Rasky, Professor of Mathematics, Southwestern College
"I am a Zionist activist in San Francisco and a Regional Director of Stand With Us, on the Steering Committee of San Francisco Voice for Israel, and Chairman this year of Israel Action Network. I read the San Diego T.E.A.M. materials daily and have been immeasurably helped by the citations to other sources, as well as the content of the posts. I am envious of the organization and operation of your T.E.A.M. I wish we could be that effective here in the San Francisco Bay Area."
"I really enjoy receiving the email updates on what is being published all over the country about Israel. In particular, T.E.A.M. information clips keep me abreast of what is going on especially on our college campuses and what steps are being taken to dispel misinformation and 'miseducation'. Keep up the great work."
"I really appreciate T.E.A.M.'s efforts in community education. When we hear about the Middle East on the news there are so many incorrect assumptions and misconceptions made by both reporters and laypeople. I really believe that T.E.A.M. has been essential to my better understanding of the issues and conflicts going on. I want to know the facts, not opinions of what is going on and that is exactly what I feel that I've gotten from T.E.A.M.'s lectures. So, a big thank you for the education."
Y. van Frank
"As a psychologist, I am well aware of the challenges in dealing with delusionary people. J.J. has done more delusion-busting in the San Diego area than a dozen shrinks."
"Dear JJ, it never ceases to amaze me how very important your e-mails have become to all of us on your list. Thank
you for your insight, passion and diligence. I know that I am not alone when I say 'thank you' and that I am in awe at what you do each day. L'Shana Tova to your 'Jewish soul.' With
love and appreciation."
"Thank you J.J. and T.E.A.M. for bringing a new dimension in pro-Israel Advocacy to San Diego. you and T.E.A.M. have challenged the prolific lies manufactured against the State of Israel, challenged the Anti-Israel speakers that use and abuse our democratic processes in spreading their lies, and challenged also those thousands of pro-Democratic Israel supporters to stand up, speak out and be heard. We are all the better for it."
"J.J. Surbeck and T.E.A.M are the perfect antidote for the increasing international condemnation and demonization of Israel. The T.E.A.M. lectures series provide an in depth review of Israel’s historical and legal rights to exist as the single Jewish state. In addition, the lectures are always informal and fun to attend."
"J.J. Surbeck and T.E.A.M. have accepted the responsibility for being the San Diego Jewry "eyes and ears" to disclose
current events of Israel and Palestinians to our community. Thank you for all you do."
"Thank you JJ. I have gained a lot of confidence and knowledge from the lectures I have attended and from the emails I receive from you."