This Shabbat Nachamu, Parshat Vetchanan (August 17, 2019 / 16 Av 5779) is Shabbat Standing Together. Standing Together is an organization that unites the Jewish people in support of Israeli soldiers.
For the past 23 years, Standing Together has been going out to the border with treats and letters from supporters worldwide.
As we move from the tragedy of the Ninth of Av towards the New Year, we urgently ask you, your friends, your community and your synagogue to support Standing Together’s Hospitality Truck in memory of Ari Fuld HYD and Yehoshua Friedberg HYD.
We are approaching 180 synagogues around the world with the request to raise $1,000 each this Shabbat Nachamu.
Who were Ari Fuld and Yehoshua Friedberg?
Ari Fuld was a lone Soldier who married and moved to Efrat where he and his wife raised their children. Before he was murdered this past September, Ari worked as the Assistant Director of Standing Together. His job was to go out to the Israeli soldiers training in the field, standing guard on the border, and protecting settlements throughout Israel. He would give the soldiers the biggest smile and Yasher Koach! He would open the Standing Together trailer filled with hot drinks and pastries or cold drinks, ice cream and other treats depending on the season and give the IDF soldiers a boost of morale, caring words, something sweet and many times a letter of support from somewhere around the globe. He would also travel internationally and raise awareness, and support for these meaningful visits to the soldiers.
Yoshua Friedberg was Ari’s close friend and together they served in the IDF as lone soldiers. Tragically Yehoshua was murdered in the line of duty in 1993. Ari buried a friend. And the painful memory of Yehoshua’s murder stayed with Ari every day. Ari’s last project before he was tragically murdered in Gush Etzion was to build the hospitality truck in memory of his close friend.
Why $1000.00 from 180 Synagogues?
Standing Together’s activities in support of IDF soldiers has always been supported by the international Jewish community. It is important to us to let the IDF soldiers, who put their life on the line for the Jewish people, know that Jewish people support them.
180 is 10 x Chai – Today despite the tragedies and hardships. Am Yisrael Chai!
This year on Shabbat Nachamu we are focusing on what unites the Jewish People – Returning to our land and appreciating those that stand guard defending our nation.
Please share this campaign with your synagogue and join us this Shabbat Nachamu in support of Standing Together.
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