Ten Years Ago – $305,000 Foundation Gift to Israel

At an August 16, 2006 solidarity rally attended by over 1,000 community members, then-Foundation president Sandy Solomon announced a $305,000 Foundation gift for the Israel Emergency Campaign.  The outpouring of support followed the outbreak of the Second Lebanon War, Israel’s worst crisis since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.  The rally was led by then-Federation president Mike Canter.  Similar campaigns were held Jewish Federations throughout the country in an effort to raise $350 million to assist Israel.

Smoke over Haifa in 2006 after a rocket launched by Hezbollah hit the city near the Bnei-Zion Hospital.

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