For months we have all been watching with great concern as hundreds of rockets have been fired on the communities on the Gaza Border. Every day we see difficult images of babies, children and families in shelters and barrages of flaming kites scorching tens of thousands of acres of farmland decimating the agricultural economy. Tragically, PTSD is has become a constant in the lives of the courageous people living in these communities.
We are fortunate now that we have the opportunity to bring in 3 people who not only live in the Gaza border communities but who will also be leaving their families to travel to the US to tell the real story of what’s going on, what life is like, the needs and the issues. They will be in Philadelphia on Wednesday, August 29 at 6pm for a community-wide Town Hall meeting at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El located at 1001 Remington Rd, Wynnewood, PA 19096.
The purpose of this event is for the community to be educated, hear from real people living on the Gaza Border, spread the word but also to contribute to JNF projects that are saving lives every day by bringing together the American Jewish community in support of heroes living in danger every day. We want to empower the community by giving people an opportunity to do something about this tragic situation in Southern Israel, to stand up and to be counted. Time has come for the American Jewish community to unite in support of the people who protect our Homeland every day, people who are put in imminent danger along with their entire families.
This unique Town Hall meeting will raise awareness, much-needed funding and focus on JNF’s ongoing support of communities in the Gaza envelope. We will invite via emails, texts, robo calls, social media, and flyers in synagogues and JCCs. Sderot tulips, made from Kassam rockets that fall in Gaza boarder communities, will be available for sale at each place ($1,000 each) as well as a list of campaign needs, including fire wagons, resilience centers, therapy, shelters, and more. We will mobilize the community to give but also to do: write their local senators and congresspeople, post about it on their own sites, send cards to people on the border.
Thank you for helping us secure the state of Israel for generations to come!