Today is November 30, 2023 /
Cantor’s Assembly Solidarity Mission
Hazzan Holzer will be taking part in an upcoming Cantors Assembly Solidarity Mission November 26-30. Hazzan will share his experiences on social media and via his blog. The group will be volunteering, sharing music, and being a pastoral presence to those affected by the ongoing conflict. As any specific needs become clear, we’ll send out information to the congregation.
Click below for updates from Hazzan Holzer’s Blog about his trip:
Solidarity Mission to Israel with Rabbi Lubliner
Join Rabbi Lubliner on a five-day trip to Israel, departing Sunday, December 24 and returning home on Friday, December 29. Our goals are to meet with those affected by the attacks of October 7 and return home with a deeper understanding of how recent events have impacted all Israelis. This mission is open to all members of the Jacksonville community, regardless of synagogue affiliation.
The land cost of the mission is $2,795 per person, double occupancy. Airfare to and from Jacksonville on El Al Airlines is $1,687.
Below you will find a more detailed itinerary (subject to change as required by the situation on the ground in Israel). If you are interested in joining our communal initiative, please fill out the application, sign, and return it with a deposit to Israel Travel & World Tours (IT & W).
If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rabbi Lubliner at the Center, or contact IT & W directly at (973) 535-2575 or (800) 247-7235 or email@example.com
While we pray for the safe return of all the hostages, we’ve partnered with USCJ to add prayers for one hostage in particular, Amit Shani.
Amit Shani, who turned 16 in captivity, was the only member of his family taken captive by Hamas terrorists on October 7, as they waged war on Kibbutz Be’eri, killing residents, burning houses and, abducting many. Amit’s mother, Tal, 47, had three of her four kids home that morning when rockets began falling and terrorists entered the kibbutz. Amit was kidnapped in front of his mother’s and sisters’ eyes and footage of him in Gaza was circulated online.
May Amit and all of the hostages return safely and speedily.
Solidarity T-Shirts and Sweatshirts are on sale now!
ALL Proceeds will support our Israel Emergency Funds.
Mental Health Resources
The Jewish Federation system’s Israel Emergency Campaign has already allocated $10 million to 20 various organizations providing emergency relief and support efforts in Israel. These efforts include: basic necessities; evacuation, housing, respite, & support for frontline communities; cash grants to families/individuals impacted by terror; and assistance to marginalized communities such as people living with disabilities, young children, elderly, and Ultra-Orthodox & Bedouin communities.
Please visit their website, www.jewishjacksonville.org, to see where your dollars are going, how your dollars are being used, daily updates on the situation in the State of Israel, and donate to the 2023 Israel Emergency Fund.
When collective action is needed, Jewish Federations are there.