April 13, 2011 / 9 Nissan 5771
Families who lost their loved ones in the Carmel fire will receive grants from the Jewish Agency
The Jewish Agency, on behalf of Jewish communities around the world, will be giving a Passover gift to 44 families who lost loved ones in the Carmel fire. Each family of a person killed in the fire from the Prison Service, the police and the firefighters will receive a gift of $10,000 as recognition of service to the State of Israel.
The Jewish Agency will also be organizing activities and trips during the Passover holiday for children and widows of those killed in the fire. The special assistance to these families was made possible by donations from the Jewish Federations of North America, Keren Hayesod and Jewish communities. In addition, the Jewish Agency will be giving five educational scholarships of $10,000 to young people who lost their parents in the fire.
Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky will meet on Wednesday April 13th at 4:30pm with representatives of the Israel Prison Service -- Helena Bibi, head of the manpower division and Tami Iluz, head of welfare, outgoing Firefighters and Rescue Commissioner Shimon Romach, incoming Firefighters and Rescue Commissioner Shahar Ayalon, and representative of Israel Police Roni Atiya to officially inform them of the grants. The meeting will take place in the office of the Jewish Agency Chairman, at Jewish Agency headquarters, 48 King George St. Jerusalem. Also in attendance will be the Chair of Keren Hayesod Eliezer (Moodi) Sandberg as well as representatives of Jewish Federations of North America and community representatives.
If you are capable of helping the evacuees and victims, please open your hearts and give what you can for this cause through the Jewish Agency today.