We must reflect on how fortunate we are to ring in the High Holidays in the United States, where we generally practice our religous values freely and safely. Our fellow Jews in Sderot, however, do not enjoy such security. Often, geographic distance makes relating to the distress of our Israeli counterparts difficult.
Now is your chance to touch the hearts of citizens of Sderot struck by religous violence. Kehillath Shalom is involved in a "Joint Chessed Project." Our Israeli Ki Va Moed partners sent a list of about 130 families in Sderot, and we would like to collect letters of support and encouragement to send to them.
Envelopes are available in the JRFNY lobby. After completing your letter, please place the envelope in the "mailbox," also located in the lobby. Please do not take an envelope unless you intend to write a letter and return it by September 30. We want to be certain everyone on the list receives a letter, so please get involved!
This is a wonderful opportunity to teach your children and to remind yourself of the values of "chessed" (loving kindness) and "Col Yisraelim aravim zeh l'zeh" (the idea that all Jews are responsible for one another).
Letters do not have a mandated length (1 paragraph would suffice). Here are some details that you may want to include:
Thanks for helping to spread the joy of the New Year to our global Jewish community.