FROM 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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.