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The cost of idealism

As part of its ongoing efforts to boost awareness of the crisis facing the people of Sderot and other towns on the Gaza perimeter, UJC and its partners JAFI and JDC recently brought editors from American Jewish newspapers to the region, where the journalists stayed with local families, took …

Helping people endure danger, not escape it

As part of its ongoing efforts to boost awareness of the crisis facing the people of Sderot and other towns on the Gaza perimeter, UJC and its partners JAFI and JDC recently brought editors from American Jewish newspapers to the region, where the journalists stayed with local families, took …

The difference between a Hamas kassam and an Islamic Jihad kassam

While you're casting an eye on the JUF News, read this article from Chicagoan Jim Woldenberg, who was in Sderot on a taskforce at around the same time. Here's an excerpt from Jim's article --
"We went to the police station and met the guy who's job it is to clear away the rockets, saw the un…

Youths on the Gaza perimeter

As part of our information-gathering on behalf of a Canadian Jewish school that wanted to send toys to the children of Sderot, we found out quite a bit about the youth demographics of the area.

Population clusters in the region:

Sderot: 23,000 total population
Netivot: 26,000 total populatio…

Statistics on Sderot?

Do any of our readers, particularly those in Sderot, have an answer to the question below? Please see what you can do to help these folks help people in Sderot. You can post your replies below, or send them to aneusner@ujc.org, and we'll post them for you.

Hi there,

I am coordinating a t…

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