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December 2, 2021

For the First Time

They only arrived in Israel a few months ago (remember that Bulletin from the summer?) and today they lit their first Hanukkah candle as Israelis.

There are 450 people at the Beit Alpha Absorption Center in the Gilboa region, among them nearly 100 who are spending their very first Hanukkah in Israel. Our friend and head of the Gilboa municipality, Oved Nur, is pictured lighting candles with some of the kids.

When you think about light, blessings, making the world a better place, and what our support for people in need looks like, remember this picture.

It is but one example of a community with which we are connected.

Thank you to the nearly 50 families and members who have already sent in their support for the annual campaign. You are setting an example and our community is fortunate to count you as members. Chag sameach.

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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Jewish Federation Annual Campaign


Amir Cohen
Executive Director

Michelle Poirier
Associate Director

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