Purim

This year’s campaign to send Mishloach Manot packages to IDF soldiers for Purim was the most successful ever. Donors in Israel and the US gave more than NIS 32,000/more than $8,000. The following letter was sent to the offices of OU Israel from one of the soldiers who received a package: My name is Yossi…

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A Letter is Worth…

Published August 8, 2013

“At one base, a jeep drove up and a soldier said he couldn’t believe we were there. He told his commanding officer and the officer couldn’t believe it either. He had to see it with his own eyes. He asked if we could come to his outpost after and give out mishloach manot to his friends,” explained Stan Hillelsohn, chairman of the OU Israel Commission. “It was supposed to be an early day because we had only arrived in Israel that morning, but we went over there and the soldiers were singing and dancing.”

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This Purim We Built a Community.

Published August 8, 2013

This year, the kids in Sderot gave instead of received. “The kids felt empowered. They were strong enough to help someone else.”

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