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Newsletters - Part 37

Yom Kippur

By: Sondra Oster Baras On Tuesday night and Wednesday, we will be observing Yom Kippur, otherwise known as the Day of Atonement, the holiest day of the year.  It is a time when Jews all over the world spend the day in fasting and prayer.  This year also marks the 45th anniversary of the Yom […]

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Gitit – Indoor play area

With your help they can purchase toys and games and install a large indoor sand-box.  This space will be used every day! All of the babies and toddlers will be so excited to have a safe place to play as they are growing up in the heat of the Jordan Valley.  And their parents will enjoy the air-conditioned fellowship as they come together to watch their children.   Imagine the smiles of delight, and the squeals of joy as the children safely run and play

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UNRWA – The Time has Come to Pull the Plug!

We were treated to wonderful news last week as US President Donald Trump declared that the US would no longer fund UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, and criticized the agency for hindering rather than helping efforts to improve the lives of Palestinians.  UNRWA’s 2017 budget, according to the Washington Post, was $1.1 billion and the US provided more than 30% of that annual budget.

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A Community that Camps Together Stays Together!

Every year the entire community of Leshem, where I live, goes on a one night camping trip at the Sea of Galilee.  A group of volunteers organizes the entire trip. This year the trip was set for the 15th day of Av (July 26th),  the Jewish version of Valentine’s day, so the theme of the trip was LOVE.

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