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We Stood With Israel 

 

Some 2,500 Pittsburghers came out on Sunday, July 27, 2014 to stand with Israel, as the rocket fire from Gaza continues to harm innocent Israeli civilians – and as Israel’s brave soldiers continue fighting to protect their nation.
 
Please stand with us – and with our family in Israel – by donating to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh Israel Emergency Fund.

Click here to give today.
 

With your support, we help:

  • Provide desperately-needed respite for thousands of children living closest to the line of fire, transporting them to safe locales and freeing them from the confines of the indoor playgrounds that, for more than 13 years, have become their “normal” play spaces.
  • Offer enrichment classes for teens and activity kits to distract children confined to shelters as sirens blare outside.
  • Deploy more caseworkers to bring food, medicine and comfort to the elderly—and other vulnerable groups like the disabled—confined to their homes.
  • Expand trauma support to 15,000 Israelis experiencing post-traumatic stress from constant sirens and fear for their lives.

 

 

 

Click here for pictures and more from the rally!

 

Braun’s back, Kinsler’s in Detroit and other Jewish Major Leaguers

BALTIMORE (JTA) – In the biblical tradition of lingering in the desert en route to the Promised Land, Major League Baseball teams are packing up and embarking on their exodus from Arizona (and Florida) spring training sites to begin the new season. Nine Jewish players are likely to make the journey, led by Moses and Aaron — er, Ian Kinsler and Ryan Braun. A Jewish perennial, Kevin Youkilis, late of the New York Yankees, signed with Japan’s Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles for this season. And veteran pitcher Jason Marquis, a free agent who won nine games last season with the San Diego Padres, was still looking for a team.

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