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Helping Those Who Are Helping Sderot Endure

Below are two postings -- one contributed by Sam Astrof, UJC's COO and CFO, during a recent Israel mission, and the other contributed by JAFI's Bram Ofer, who also took part in that mission. Sderot, Feb. 27 -- Shortly after we left Sderot and Kibbutz Nir Am today, more than 40…

A Black Day

This posting was contributed by Richard Smith, a retired government official who lives in Virginia, and who is spending a month in Kibbutz Nir-Am to chronicle the courage of Israelis under fire on his compelling site, www.iron-rain.com.

This is being written late afternoon on Wednesday, Febr…

Kassam strike during a UJC/Federation mission to Sderot

This posting was contributed by Toni Young of the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Toni is a vice chair of UJC’s Board of Trustees and chair of UJC's Global Operations: Israel and Overseas Coordinating Council. On February 18, we were visiting a resilience center in Sderot when the…

A Night Out in Sderot

This posting was contributed by Aviv Wasserman, and was written on January 22, 2008. I don't usually write columns, but I felt the need to share with you my experiences from a night in Sderot, which I found very meaningful. It all started a few weeks ago. I received an invitation to a Tu…

Impressions of a reality you don't see on television

This posting was contributed by Ohad Drori, a social worker with the Emergency Fund for the Gaza Perimeter. On January 27, 2008, I was appointed by the Jewish Agency to serve as a social worker and to be responsible on behalf of the Jewish Agency for the Emergency Fund for residents of the…

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