We Stand With Israel

This past spring was tremendously difficult as we watched a barrage of missiles rain down daily on Israel.  We read posts from those hearing the sirens, experiencing the explosions, and running for shelter.

While our community has varying opinions on the specific policies and decisions of the current Israeli government, there is no excuse for Hamas’ attack on the Israeli civilian population. No country in the world would tolerate such violence against its people, leaving Israel with little choice but to defend itself to ensure the future of our Jewish homeland.

Magen David Adom Ambulance Fundraiser Campaign

Magen David Adom (MDA) is Israel’s national ambulance, blood services, and disaster relief organization.  MDA is not a government agency and relies on donations for funding. MDA’s paramedics and EMTs are working amid rocket fire to save Israelis – Jewish and Arab alike. They risk their lives and grapple with severe damage to their equipment to treat the injured, even as they are met with violence.

While immediate rocket fire and shelling in Israel may have stopped, MDA continues to provide urgent emergency medical services every day. Recent events in Gaza and across the country have resulted in a net loss of the ambulances MDA relies on to respond to every resident of Israel in need of trauma care.

Beth El is organizing a campaign to raise $100,000 for a Magen David Adom ambulance.  We are proud to come together again as a community to support this critical medical need. All funds raised will go directly to MDA.

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Resources and Education

Israeli-Palestinian relations are complex and underpinned by a long history and strong emotions. The current situation is made all the more complicated by the current Israeli political environment, Gaza leadership of Hamas, international media bias, and social media. Beth El is committed to providing educational resources on the subject and continued commentary as the current situation evolves. Stay tuned for additional information on educational events and resources and reach out to any of the clergy to discuss your feelings or concerns at any time.

Beth El’s Coby Kapner is on a gap year following high school and sent this inspiring message to our community. Coby: Our prayers are with you and all of Israel.