Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee :: E-Newsletter 07/10/14

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The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee :: E-Newsletter 07/10/14
THE STRENGTH OF A PEOPLE. THE POWER OF COMMUNITY.

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

ISRAEL EMERGENCY CAMPAIGN

#IsraelUnderFire

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee, in coordination with the Heller Israel Advocacy Initiative and partner agencies, has launched an emergency campaign for the ongoing crisis in Israel. As we gear up to help during the crisis, let’s join together in prayer and hope for a speedy end to this conflict, and peace for all.

We are currently in the process of developing a community-wide solidarity event. Details to be announced soon.

THE SITUATION
• Over 360 rockets have been fired into Israel since Monday, targeting heavily populated civilian areas.
IDF RESPONSE
• The IDF has hit 513 launchers and nearly 800 terror targets in total since the start of the operation, and claims that it still has hundreds of targets remaining.

** Read the complete brief which will be updated daily **

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Report from Sarasota delegation in Israel 7/10/14:
Ian Black, past president of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and Marty Haberer, Associate Executive Director, are with approximately 130 of the nation’s leading Jewish leaders and philanthropists in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Ian states, “We sit on the patio, overlooking the dramatic skyline of the city. To the right, a beautiful sunset over the Mediterranean. To the left, high in a cloudless blue sky an emerging full moon shines brightly. And then, center stage, a Hamas fired missile is intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system and explodes harmlessly, in front of our eyes. Being able to stand with our Israeli family at this critical time, showing our support and that of the entire North American Jewish community, we have never felt more honored and privileged.”
 
Ended Haberer, “Being here when Israel needs our support brings feelings that are beyond words.”

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TOP 4 WAYS YOU CAN HELP ISRAEL
 
1. DONATE: One-hundred percent of money raised goes directly to our overseas partners to support the most vulnerable populations in Israel.
 
2. STAY INFORMED: This page will be continuously updated as new information becomes available. Also visit www.SarasotaLovesIsrael.com for Israel-related content.
 
3. SHARE:  Share information to your social networks via E-mail, Facebook, and Twitter. The Federation is using the hashtags #israelunderfire and #jfedsrq.
 
4. LOBBY:  Lobby your elected officials. Visit our Political Advocating page for state and national contact information as well as tips for properly formatting your communications.

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