Thank you to the more than 600 people who came to stand with Israel on Sunday, July 27. Your support and commitment to the State of Israel are inspiring. We are truly sorry that some of you could not come inside because we exceeded the fire code limit.
The powerful solidarity gathering program included updates and comments from political figures Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest; Sue Ellspermann, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana; Susan Brooks, U.S. Congresswoman; Jim Brainard, Mayor of Carmel; Hodge Patel, State Director for U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly; and Danny Lopez, State Operations Director for U.S. Senator Dan Coats. Members of the community spoke, as well, and Israelis sent videos.
We have raised over $130,000 to support the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Stop the Sirens Campaign. JFNA works with partner agencies to help Israelis get the care and services they urgently need, from providing round-the-clock trauma counseling to helping hard-hit municipalities coordinate a vast array of emergency responses.
Find photos and videos from the solidarity event on JFGI’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/JFGIndy) and YouTube page (www.youtube.com/jewishinindy). Go to www.JFGI.org for resources, talking points provided by JCRC, news and posters from the solidarity gathering, which you can print and display.
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