STOP THE SIRENS - ISRAEL APPEAL
The Jewish Federations of North America has implemented an emergency campaign - STOP THE SIRENS - to raise funds to aid with the burgeoning social needs that are arising in Israel at this time of serious crisis. This campaign is being implemented in collaboration with local Jewish Federations, the Reform and Conservative Movements and our overseas partners - the Jewish Agency for Israel, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, the Israel Trauma Coalition and other groups. We need your help today. Please join with us.
We can't silence the sirens. But we can try and soften their impact on the lives of the children and families living under their blare.
Although the situation has escalated into a ground assault by the Israeli army, Hamas' upgraded military capabilities put the vast majority of Israel's population within range of rocket fire. But all of Israel is within reach of our work.
Think about the thousands of children who have been read their bedtime stories in bomb shelters. With your help, we can take them out of harm's way for a day of normal play.
Imagine families emerging from their home bomb shelter only to find that their house was destroyed. Federation funds provide for those victims and thousands of victims of terror like them, with the money and support they need to begin rebuilding their lives.
What about the infirm and immobile who can't make it to bomb shelters in time? So, instead of worrying about their safety, they choose to live in a shelter because that is the safest way. Federation partner programs are their lifelines to food and medicine and human contact.
During every time of hostility or need, in virtually every town in Israel, every day, you will find a piece of Federation at work. Helping those who need it the most. Making sure no one falls through the cracks. We need your help!
SEND A MESSAGE OF SUPPORT. GIVE TODAY.
Please help us help the citizens of Israel today. Click on "donate now" to make your emergency contribution. Please write in the comment line, "Israel Appeal." 100% of all funds received will be used to provide assistance to the burgeoning social needs in Israel as a direct result of this conflict.
Girls Night Out
Please join us for our second United Jewish Federation of Utah “Girls’ Night Out” on Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:00pm at the home of Joan Kottler, SLC.
Food: Dessert will be served
Guest Presenter: Mara Rabin, MD
Topic: Strangers Among us: Utah’s Refugees
Mara is the Medical Director of Utah Health and Human Rights (UHHR), a non-profit organization, founded in 2003. It is a direct service and advocacy agency that promotes the health, dignity, and self-sufficiency of refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants who have endured severe human rights abuses, including torture and war-related trauma.
Our next “Guys Night Out” will be on August 28, 6:30 PM at the home of Ben Nitka, Park City.
In addition to good food and conversation, we have scheduled an informative presentation by Joan Davis.
Topic: Wine Tasting - Great Grapes of the World
Please invite your friends.
Cost: $15 at the door – honor system - will cover food cost
- will cover food cost
The goal of the Federation's Men Group is to provide a mechanism for guys to come together in the spirit of community and friendship. It is also our hope that the group be guided by those who participate. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
PJ ("PJ" for "pajamas") program offers free, high-quality Jewish books and music each month to children ages 6 months to 8 years. Click on the picture to register your child.
|United Jewish Federation of Utah Lunch and Learn|
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 | 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
|The Language of Light: Photography of the Wasatch Camera Club|
Sunday, September 07, 2014 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
|Girls Night Out|
Thursday, September 11, 2014 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
|Film: Life in Stills |
Monday, September 15, 2014 | 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM