August 4th Wilmington, DE Why Israel Event
My latest east coast trip started with a Sunday morning CUFI event put on by two synagogues. The wife of a holocaust survivor in attendance told her friend (who then told me) that they had been supporting CUFI for awhile, but after hearing our message she was going to double their giving. As I was about to leave the shul, “Moshe” showed me a picture of his father, who in 1933 went to “Palestine” and helped build a community in “the Promised Land!” His son who was speaking to me was born in Israel in 1945 – true Zionists. He ended by greatly encouraging, “I have been coming to this synagogue for many years, and you are the best speaker we have ever had.” What an honor to lift the hands and lighten the burdens of our Jewish brothers and sisters.