In the Galilee of Israel

Galilee in Haifa

Today Israel Relief Aid unloaded and distributed a 40-foot container of humanitarian aid in the Galilee in Haifa and Carmiel. 

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Cold in Tel Aviv

Recipients of blanket giveaway in Tel Aviv

This winter was an especially cold and long one. In fact, rain is due again for tomorrow, and the temperature has dropped again. With your help, Israel Relief Aid imported and supplied plush blankets to needy immigrants and families living under the poverty line in downtown Tel Aviv. These pictures show how grateful they are.

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Passover Update

Passover is less than 2 weeks away and we have some exciting news about our Pesach event this month.  In addition to the Passover food Israel Relief Aid will distribute in Bat Yam, we will also give supermarket gift certificates!  

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Let’s Give Bat Yam Families the Passover Holiday

Seder Plate

Let’s Give Bat Yam Families the Passover Holiday Israel’s holiday of Passover is April 19.  Passover is the story of deliverance and freedom.  This is what we want for Israelis, because so many of them are struggling.

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You Did It!

Poppies in Israel

Impoverished children from 100 families living under the poverty line attended on Shushan Purim a holiday celebration and each received a traditional goodie box. 

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Another Aid Container Shipped!

New double mattresses, new white bed covers, new and second-hand clothes from Holland and the UK were placed in an Israel Relief Aid container and shipped this week! 

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Two Choices for Israel

Yay! It’s now Purim when the book of Esther (the megila) is read, with boo’s for Haman and Yea’s for Mordechai.  “Haman’s Ears” (or Hamen-taschen in Ashkenazi) triangle-shaped cookies filled with chocolate, dates, poppy seed, or all kinds of flavors are eaten.

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One of the Oldest Settlements on Earth

Akko, Israel

Akko (also spelled Acco or Acre) occupies an important location, sitting in a natural harbor at one end of Israel’s Haifa Bay on the Mediterranean Sea.  Established during the Bronze Age, and continuously inhabited since then, it is among the oldest continuously inhabited settlements on Earth! 

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For the Children: Hospital Beds Sent to Syria

Syria bombing

Through our Worldwide Crises Department, and the close proximity of Israel to Syria on our northern border, Israel Relief Aid decided to try to help. 

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The Pregnant Year

Purim Mask

Around once every three years it happens:  the Hebrew leap year (literally “pregnant year” in Hebrew).  In order to assure that the lunar months of the Hebrew year stay in sync with the solar calendar, an additional month of Adar is added. And in the second Adar, the holiday of Purim is celebrated.

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