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Palm Beach Florida in Solidarity with Gilad Shalit

Dear partners,

Thanks to your commitment to Israel, a beautiful circle of solidarity has been brought to a clsoe this week.

The poster that the Palm Beach Jewish community had signed on during a community event marking 5 years for the captivity of Gilad Shalit was delivered by our Bonim Fellows to Gilad Shalit's parents at the protest tent outside Prime Minister Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem. The Bonim Fellows, who came to the partnership region for a 10 day Tikun Olam and Limmud program with their Israeli peers, traveled together to the tent as their first stop in Israel, right from the airport.

Noam and Aviva Shalit were in a meeting but knew in advance of this special visit and made arrangements to leave earlier, so they could meet the American and Israeli joint group and receive the solidarity token form Palm Beach Jewish Community.

The experience was very emotional and meaningful for all. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Chen Amir, our Young Shlicha, for organizing a significant community event in Palm Beach; we never know where good deed would lead but are proud to know that this good deed has traveled a long way to make great impact on many souls.

Toda Raba Jeff for speaking that evening and inspiring community members to feel part of something so big.

And finally - Toda Raba to our wonderful youth staff for bringing this circle to closure: Osnat, Sam and Gal.

With prayers to the safe and immediate return of Gilad home,

Iris Meidan
Director Partnership2Gether Tzahar - Palm Beach
Jewish Agency for Israel

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Thursday 24 April, 2014 (c) All rights reserved to the Jewish Agency יום חמישי כ"ד ניסן תשע"ד