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Shabbat Shalom -- July 25. 2014

This week’s message is very simple and very clear.

Join our community this Sunday for an Israel Solidarity Rally at 4:00 pm. We are blocking off Darlington Road right next to the JCC in Squirrel Hill and hope to have a big crowd outside to show our support. In case of rain, there is a backup plan, so this rally will take place no matter the weather.


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Shabbat Shalom - Friday, July 18, 2014

I begin to write this message on Thursday night. Several hours ago, Israel began her ground offensive to try to destroy the network of tunnels used by Hamas to transport weapons into the Gaza Strip and to try to launch attacks against Israelis. My thoughts and prayers go to all the Israeli soldiers who are being put in harm’s way.
 


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Shabbat Shalom - Friday, July 11, 2014

I’ve been really busy this week.  I returned from an extended vacation on Tuesday to a pile of mail and emails.  I had tons of phone calls to return.  There were administrative matters at the Federation that required my attention.  I could easily complain about all the stresses in my life.

 

If Israelis had to “only” have the stresses in my life!


Rachal Altoff and Randy Whitlatch on the ground in Israel. #StopTheSirens


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Shabbat Shalom - Friday, June 20, 2014

Eyal, Gilad and Naftali. 

I don’t know these three young men but they are my brothers.


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Shabbat Shalom - Friday, June 13, 2014

Many years ago, the Federation established a Loan Fund for our Partnership2Gether Region of Karmiel and Misgav. We leveraged many other dollars to form this fund, which is managed by one of our two main overseas partners, the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI). The goal of the fund is to provide small loans to businesses trying to grow within our region. A committee meets to review and vet the loan applications. Business coaching is an integral part of the loan process. 


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