The King David School
- The King David School has now raised over $70k in two weeks.
- Funds were split between Magen David Adom and The Joint.
- Over $56k was raised for a medicycle for MDA, which also included cash donations that students made on a Stand With Israel support day.
- It was approximately $15k raised for The Joint.
United With Israel
🇮🇱 UNITED WITH ISRAEL AU NZ Vigil in Canberra 🕊🇦🇺
Today in Canberra, we stood united in a powerful display in front of the Parliament House. Representatives from Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra gathered alongside around 50 Members of Parliament and Senators, many of whom graciously hosted us in their offices. We were honored to be present in the chamber during the reading of Senator Van’s motion for the return of the abducted and the unwavering support of the Australian government for Israel.
The warmth and hospitality extended to us during our meetings were a testament to the strong bonds between our communities. It was heartening to witness the genuine concern and commitment of Australian leaders towards the well-being of Israel and the safe return of those who are missing.
As we stood together, we felt a shared sense of hope and solidarity that transcends borders. The support voiced in the Senate reflects the enduring friendship between our nations. Let us continue to foster understanding and collaboration for a future filled with peace and prosperity.
“The annual Kfar Azza Kite Festival was due to be celebrated on Saturday, October 7th. Traditionally, a day meant to send the community’s message of peace to their Palestinian neighbours. As part of our BRING THEM HOME CAMPAIGN, and inspired by the Kfar Azza kite festival, we invite you to join us as a community for a Kite Making and Flying event. Help us send many kites upwards into the sky with a message of unity and hope. Bring your kite, or make one there, and dedicate your message to one of the kidnapped children.”
United With Israel | OZ Team with Support from JNF
Supplies to Israel
- We have a total of 64 pallets with 1945 boxes
- School equipment, wetsuits, shoes, sport and medical equipment and much more
- C Care’s ‘Stronger Together’ care packages.
- 40 volunteers came together to bake challahs, special cakes and soup to give to families here in Melbourne who had loved ones who have been affected by the tragedy.
- This spread comfort and support during this challenging time.
- Care packages to community organisations that are supporting us during this difficult time, including CSG, Hatzolah, UIA and MDA.
🏃 Maccabi Athletics Club: Athletics Coach – Jarrod Zuchowski – ran the Melbourne Half Marathon, dedicating his miles to raising funds for Magen David Adom (MDA) and supporting crucial medical aid in Israel. MORE INFO HERE
⚽ Reagan Milstein Foundation and MFCC: Donated football uniforms and balls for displaced children in southern Israel. MORE INFO HERE
🏉 Ajax Junior Footy Club: Held a profound awards presentation with strong ties to Israel, culminating in a heartfelt rendition of Hatikvah. MORE INFO HERE
⛳ Maccabi Golf Club: Proceeding with their Inter-club event this weekend, emphasising that sport unites during tough times. They urge members to contribute to the Maccabi World Union Emergency Appeal. MORE INFO HERE
🍪 Maccabi Ajax Netball: Hosted a cookie night, with funds raised supporting families in Israel through Emunah. MORE INFO HERE
🏑 Maccabi Hockey Club: Transformed their End of Season Dinner to show solidarity with Magen David Adom, raising an impressive $7996.
10,000 Letters for IDF and Victums
- Tuesday morning letters were requested speciffically for Druze in the IDF, Thursday 76 letter have arrived.
Over the weeks the Israel advocacy presentation on the current war crisis “Swords of Steel”emergency campaign initiative kicked off with a huge turn out of participants coming to hear our home bread passionate professional Israeli educational leader; Erez Feinberg; an Israel Field Nation and Society expert, Chair of the Hebrew language and Israeli society and culture at Zionism Victoria and Head of Co-Curricular at SFPS. Erez also has deep ancestral roots in Jerusalem as an eighth generation Jerusalemite.
Erez introduced the session with great expertise and knowledge about the current war in Israel. The main topics which Erez touched on were the deep connection of the Jewish people to the land of Israel from 4,000 years ago; when Abraham walked the land of Israel, the history of the Jewish people and the truth about the origins of this conflict. The session delved into the different empires that ruled the land of Israel more than 3,500 years ago; none the less, he went on to say that hope and faith in our Jewish spirit has never been forgotten and there is a clear mission as to who we are and our purpose and meaning in life.
Erez concluded and provided a comprehensive understanding, clarity and hope to the future of Israel. The evening was emotional, meaningful and heartwarming where the community came together as one and stood in support, unity, warmth and love. Erez expressed we all have a collective responsibility to make this world a better place and that never again is now. Erez finished up the evening by initiating a group solidarity huddle where the entire group of participants stood arm in arm embracing in a circle whilst singing the national anthem of Israel; Hatikva. The Hope.
All proceeds in the new up and coming initiative will go directly to Israel. High priority Israel projects; ‘Emergency, crisis and relief appeals and campaigns!