ISRAEL UPDATE from CBI Israel Affairs Committee


We are all concerned about what is happening in Israel.  The Israel Affairs committee is providing you with a few links which will allow you to keep up with events as they happen, and, if you choose, to contribute to organizations which are supporting Israel and its people in this difficult time.

In addition to your preferred news sources, The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has compiled the following list of “live blogs” which provides timely updates:

Times of Israel Live Blog

Haaretz Live Updates

Jerusalem Post Live Blog

YNet News Page for Operation Protective Edge

Israel Foreign Ministry’s Live Blog of Events

We have been asked by congregants how they can help.  There are many wonderful and viable organizations that do good work in Israel, both long term and during the current crisis.  Here are some ideas…please feel free to forward additional ideas to

 Israel Emergency Campaign – Federation’s Stop the Sirens Campaign

 The Good People Fund – Center for Children and Family at Risk in Sderot

 Friends of the IDF – Israel Defense Forces

 Magen David Adom – Israel’s ambulance, blood-services, and disaster relief organization

Finally, we want to remind you that the synagogue is compiling a list of all member families who have children or relatives in Israel.   Please let us know at