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Wounded Israeli Soldiers Fund

A Way of Expressing Thanks to Those Who Have Sacrificed So Much

66 Israeli soldiers were killed in the course of last summer's Operation Protective Edge, with 500 wounded, many requiring extended hospitalization and care.

As a way of expressing appreciation to IDF soldiers wounded in the conflict, Aviva and Isaac Tivon have spearheaded Beth Jacob’s Wounded Israeli Soldiers Fund. The goal of the fund is to raise money for those injured in dangerous ground missions and airstrikes - operations meant to eradicate Hamas terror tunnels and put an end to rocket attacks. The sacrifice of these soldiers has ensured the security of millions of citizens across the state of Israel.

“These soldiers should know they are not alone,” says Aviva Tivon.  She and her husband Isaac both served in IDF intelligence units, and thus feel a strong connection to those currently on the front linesof battle. “We are passionate about Israel and Zionism,” she says, noting that they feel at home in the intensely pro-Israel, action-oriented Beth Jacob community.

Beth Jacob has raised $50,000 towards the Wounded Israeli Soldiers Fund. 100% of monies raised will be given to soldiers and their families to provide much needed financial support. Aside from expressing our support, the Tivons hope the funds will ease the burden of those in hospital and rehab facilities, and show them the level of our appreciation. 

“I hear stories about soldiers wounded in Operation Protective Edge,” she says. “Many of those who were injured wanted to go back to the battlefield and continue to fight,” she remarks. “There is no army like this in the world. They are doing a great mitzvah - they deserve our support.”

If you would like to donate to the Beth Jacob Wounded Israeli Soldiers Fund, please email info@bethjacob.org or call the shul office at (310) 278-1911.

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