Shabbat shalom! As we are preparing for a peaceful Shabbat here in Colorado, our thoughts and prayers are with the Jews in southern Israel who are under the worst spate of rocket attacks from Gaza in years. Hundreds of rockets have fallen on southern Israel in the last few days, and one million Israelis who are in range are hunkered in bomb shelters waiting for more.
Colorado’s Federation Partnership Region in Israel, Ramat Hanegev, is just out of rocket range, but they are opening their homes and facilities to house hundreds of families who are trying to escape the bombardment, even if for just a few days.
Allied Jewish Federation (AJF) / the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), as well as the Jewish National Fund (JNF) are taking donations to help Israelis cope with the latest attacks. If you’d like to help out, here are the relevant links:
Here is BJN’s wrap up of this week’s stories: