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September 22, 2022

Yes, Prime Minister

As you were receiving last week’s Bulletin, Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid delivered the best speech by a representative of the State of Israel since Abba Eban’s June 6, 1967, speech at the Security Council. If I could ask you to do one thing this weekend and before Yom Kippur, it would be to please watch it (see below). He made it personal, optimistic and humble - and in so doing looked more presidential than any prime minister I can remember.

"Lapid did not make specific commitments except to investigate complaints from those present, but he distinguished himself from Netanyahu by listening and not lecturing, according to one participant . . .

“ 'The big difference is that Bibi would take two questions and basically just give his spiel,' said the participant, using Netanyahu’s nickname and speaking anonymously because the event was off the record. 'And Lapid took 10 questions and actually answered them and was engaged.' ”

For more on the contrast between the two read: "Yair Lapid tells US Jewish leaders he loves them, drawing a contrast with Netanyahu


Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker Ana Sazonov Answers Your Questions About Ukraine

On June 16, 2022, at our annual meeting, we hosted Ana Sazonov, executive director at the Jewish Federation of Columbia, SC. Ana recently returned from two weeks of volunteer work at the Ukraine border with Poland and shared her experience with us. We had many questions after and she answered all of them.


Greetings From Our Friends - Sent For Our Annual Meeting

Annual meeting greetings from New Bedford friend Ed Asner

Annual meeting greetings from Israeli
journalist and New Bedford friend
Tal Schneider
Annual meeting greetings from
New Bedford friend David Broza

Annual meeting greetings from
New Bedford friend Nancy Spielberg

Annual meeting greetings from our
Partnership team in Afula Israel

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