Join GJHRR for a calling party to raise $1,800 Maccabi World Union.
Maccabi World Union (MWU), the parent organization of Maccabi Tzair Israel, BBYO’s sibling movement in Israel, has transformed its headquarters campus (Kfar Maccabiah) in Ramat Gan, a suburb of Tel Aviv, into a major hub for Israelis evacuating Southern Israel. With an on-site hotel, convention center, sports club, and youth center, nearly 700 Israeli families, including hundreds of children and teens, are accessing shelter, meals, clothing, welfare services, rehabilitation services, childcare, and more until the situation in Israel subsides. Many are also families of wounded IDF soldiers undergoing treatment at nearby Sheba Medical Center.
As Maccabi Tzair/Maccabi World Union are a central part of BBYO’s global Movement (and vice-versa), it is personally important for us as Alephs, BBGs, BBYO supporters, and as Jews worldwide, to stand by our Israeli family’s response efforts at this crucial time. BBYO’s international teen leadership united to make an initial allocation of $18,000 from the International Service Fund, BBYO’s teen-led treasury.
Beginning Wednesday, October 18, BBYO’s teens will launch a global fundraising campaign to support MWU’s efforts on the ground. It will cost MWU approximately $60,000 USD per day to provide all the services the evacuees need. Maccabi Tzair Israel chapters throughout Israel are volunteering at Kfar Maccabiah, and will soon begin to offer sport, recreational, and rehabilitation services to youth and children throughout the country as conditions allow.
Our Jewish Brothers, Sisters, and Siblings in Israel need our help today. This is when AZA, BBG, and BBYO shines the brightest. Let’s get to work!
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