TEFILLAH • PRAYER
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NAMES OF THE HOSTAGES
Adar bat Daniella
Adi Margalit bat Ilka Chana
Adi bat Ahuva
Adi bat Jacqueline
Adi bat Shoshan
Alayna bat Eugenia
Alex ben Oksana
Alicia bat Ludmila
Amir ben Rachel
Amit bat Donna
Amit ben Limor
Amitai ben Hafsi
Amnon San ben Sarah
Aner ben Shira
Arthur Aharon ben Meenah
Avigail bat Smadar
For additional details about the hostages, visit the Hostage and Missing Families Forum
DONATE & SUPPORT
NOTE: The brief descriptions below are not exhaustive. Please visit the respective websites and contribute as you deem appropriate.
Watch Ben Berry's Short Message from the Front Lines with Gaza
Especially at difficult times like this, it's important to support Israel's economy by buying Israeli products.
Examples include wine, jewelry, Kosher foods, produce, B'nai Mitzvah/wedding presents, and supporting small business owners by subscribing to organizations like Lev Haolam.
WE ARE SO PROUD OF AAVIVA, ELEANOR, MAYA, GABI, AND LIAT WHO MADE AND SOLD BRACELETS TO RAISE MONEY FOR ISRAEL!
A CALL TO SPIRITUAL ACTION
Watch Rabbi Mimran's reflections and insights on the Simchat Torah Massacre and what it means for us.
A brief from the Rabbi
My dear friends, at this difficult and perilous time we should take upon ourselves a spiritual step in merit of our brothers and sisters in Israel. Whether it is wrapping Tefilin, lighting Shabbat candles, installing Mezzuzot, attending Minyan, or through other mitzvot this is our call to arms!
One powerful way to do this is to partner with a soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces and do mitzvot in their honor and in their merit. Visit www.sharejustonething.com to get matched with a soldier!
Please pray for an end to our nation's suffering, that the injured are healed, the captives are released, that our soldiers are successful, and for the speedy arrival of Mashiach.
Sholom S. Mimran
Watch our heartwarming video tribute to our brave soldiers!
With 5000+ views, this video was first screened at our Women's Evening of Inspiration
Send letters to our soldiers
Kids! Support our soldiers by sending them kind messages!
Please remember that most soldiers are Israeli and not native English speakers so please keep it short and sweet
In addition to prayer and tzedakah, we can help ensure that America is there to support Israel in its time of extreme need. We have seen strong support from the U.S. government, both in statements and in action. The majority of Senate and House Representatives, and other political officials have also made strong statements of support for the Israeli people and the IDF’s actions against Hamas.
Excerpts from supportive comments for Israel made by many elected officials can be found HERE
Help ensure their continued support at this crucial time by sending a message of sincere appreciation (Hakarat Hatov) to leaders who have made supportive statements.
CLICK THE LINKS BELOW TO CONTACT OUR OFFICIALS:
Charleston and South Carolina
Henry McMaster, Governor - www.governor.sc.gov
John Tecklenberg, Charleston Mayor - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsay Graham, Senator - www.lgraham.senate.gov
Tim Scott, Senator - www.scott.senate.gov
Jim Clyburn, Representative 6th District - www.clyburn.house.gov
Nikki Haley, Past Governor and Ambassador to the UN - Email email@example.com
Joe Biden, President - www.whitehouse.gov
Antony Blinken, Secretary of State - www.register.state.gov
You can look up other senators and representatives by clicking HERE
Here is a sample you can copy and paste:
Dear Representative [insert His/Her Last name],
As a constituent and Jewish American with many friends and family in Israel, I want to thank you sincerely for your statement of support for our ally Israel in its time of need.
As you know, on October 7th, as Jews in Israel were celebrating the holiday of Simchat Torah—50 years since the devastating Yom Kippur War—the Iran-backed terror group Hamas launched an unprecedented attack on Israel, killing over 1,400 civilians and soldiers, injuring thousands, and taking over 200 hostages into Gaza, including American citizens.
Your steadfast support fills us with optimism and reassures us that America will remain Israel's strongest advocate and ally.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your words.