The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts is pleased to join with area synagogues, Jewish Family Service and the Springfield Jewish Community Center in coordinating a pro-Israel rally. Israel needs you, so please make every effort to stand up and be counted!
We are fortunate to be joined by Deputy Consul General Ronit Nudelman-Perl who will update us on the latest developments in Israel and in Operation Protective Edge. Consul Ronit Nudelman-Perl was appointed to serve at the Consulate General of Israel to New England in July 2010. Ronit is a career diplomat who has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for nearly twenty years. She was born and raised in Hadera, Israel.
During her military service, Ronit worked in strategic planning for her combat unit and actively took part in combat engineering. She attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem where she graduated with honors and received a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology. In 1992, she was accepted into the Ministry of Foreign Affair's prestigious Diplomatic Cadet's Course.
During her time in the Ministry, Ronit worked extensively with MASHAV- Israel's Agency for International Development and Cooperation. Ronit has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Economic Office in Jerusalem, served as Chief of Staff to Israel's Liaison Office in Morocco and served as Deputy Chief of Mission to the Embassy of Israel in Romania. Ronit and her husband, Baruch, have three daughters.
You will also have the opportunity to learn more about the situation and about what YOU can do to show your support for Israel.
We look forward to seeing you this Thursday @ 5pm at the Springfield Jewish Community Center. For more information please contact Meredith Dragon, Executive Director at 413.737.4313 ext. 139 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks, in advance, for your support.
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The Jewish Federations of North America has authorized an emergency effort to raise and distribute $10 million in funds. This cash campaign will address urgent and immediate needs posed by the barrage of rocket attacks on Israel and will be deployed over the next 2 weeks. Join us in doing our part in Western Massachusetts by donating here.
We can't silence them. But we can try and soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare. Hamas' upgraded military capabilities put the vast majority of Israel's population within range of rocket fire. But all of Israel is within reach of our work. Tuesday night thousands of children were read bedtime stories in bomb shelters.
With your help, we can take them out of harm's way for a day of normal play. Wednesday, the Nachum family in Netivot emerged from their home bomb shelter-only to find that their house was destroyed. Federation funds provide the Nachum's, and thousands of victims of terror like them, with the money and support to begin rebuilding. And this morning, the 15 second warning siren that rang out in Be'er Sheva, was not long enough for a 70 -year old wheelchair bound resident to make it to a shelter. So for now, she must live in one. Federation partner programs are her sole lifeline to food and medicine and human contact.
During every time of hostility or need, in virtually every town in Israel, every day, you will find a piece of Federation at work. Helping those who need it the most. Making sure no one falls through the cracks. SEND A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT.GIVE. And, let us pray for peace in the region.
p.s. This is a cash campaign and the preference is that you give online using one of the links above. If you would rather donate by check, please make checks payable to JFNA noting "Stop the Sirens" in the memo line and mail to: Wall Street Station PO Box 148 New York, NY 10268 Attention: Stop the Sirens.
2014 Federation General Assembly
The GA is a unique leadership retreat for Federation leaders and professionals and those involved with the business of Jewish Philanthropy from across North America and around the world. GA programing will feature speakers ranging from top political figures to leading intellectuals and philanthropic visionaries. Confirmed speakers are Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Supreme Court Justices Stephen Beyer and Elena Kagan.
Please join us! For more information please contact Meredith Dragon, Executive Director, at 413.737.4313 ext. 139 or via email at email@example.com. Subsidies are availalbe.
2014 Annual Campaign Progress
Number of pledges to date = 1,716
Total value of pledges = $956,876
As of July 14, 2014
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