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The Resilience of the Negev

11/08/2023 11:10:04 AM


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A simple request that will make a difference

11/08/2023 11:09:23 AM


Fred Tobis

This Shabbat is Rabbi Jonathan Sack’s Yahrzeit. One of the many brilliant insights he taught in his lifetime was that hope required action and courage. In his spirit I would like to invite you to have the courage to take action.

The America Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was founded in 1963 to educate our members of Congress about the importance of the US-Israel relationship. The events of October 7th make this relationship more important than ever.

The United States gives Israel over $3.4 billion a year to spend on weapons to defend itself. Approximately 75% of this money comes back to United States where many of the necessary weapons are made.

There is currently a bipartisan effort to supplement this generous allocation with an additional $14.3 billion to replace iron dome weapons as well as other critical defense needs. It is crucial at this bill gets passed.

We are working hard to contact all members of Congress to explain the need for this and to encourage them to vote yes. Be aware that every congressional office is being inundated by anti-Israel propaganda.

It is crucial that we as a community contact our members of Congress and ask them for their support. AIPAC has made this very easy. If you give me your email addresses, I will have them send notifications to you that require less than five minutes of your time to submit. You do not have to be a member of AIPAC to help us keep congressional support for the state of Israel strong in these very difficult and challenging times. The hope for Israel requires our courage and or actions. I can think of no better way to honor the memory of Rabbi Sacks.



If you would like to participate, please email me at

Tell Congress

11/01/2023 02:29:25 PM


Click here to write a letter to congress encouraging support for Israel.

Click Here to urge Congress to Support Israel's Right to Self-Defense

Click Here to urge the U.S. Department of Education to Make Colleges Safe from Antisemitism

Click Here to find practical ways of supporting Israel. Included on the site are instructions for how to contact members of Congress to motivate passing of bills with additional funding needed at this time.


10/24/2023 03:45:04 PM


UPDATED 11/2 - Vetted Charities and israel information sources

10/24/2023 02:46:06 PM


Click HERE for a  list of Vetted Charities.

Click HERE for StandWithUs Situation Room

Click HERE for Strengthening the Security of Karnei Shomron and Saving Lives

Click Here  to make Donations to Christian Friends of Israeli Communities (A US based, tax deductible non-profit) description below:

Maya Berretta, Communication Director and former member of Island Synagogue, now living in Israel has reccomended the following charity:

Here is Maya’s own description of the needs of Israelis who live in Judea and Samaria:

“I work for a Christian non-profit, Christian Friends of Israeli Communities in Judea and Samaria. We are raising money for small communities who are vulnerable to terror attacks in J&S and now most of their security volunteers have been called up to reserve duty. They need helmets, protective vests, drones, tactical flashlights, and more. People here are scared. We already live by terrorists. Now they are emboldened by Hamas’ success and we have less trained personnel to keep us safe.”



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