There’s a need for support in difficult times, and Telfed’s Events and Volunteer Coordinator, Michelle Nathan, has focused her energy on gatherings with meaning. With this in mind, a Raanana regional event was arranged for ladies to meet, connect and strengthen one another while packaging gifts for wounded soldiers. During the meeting, Shely Cohen, Chairman of Telfed’s Scholarship Committee spoke about a trust fund administered by Telfed to support wounded soldiers and victims of terror (the Goldberg Fund).

Raanana Telfed volunteers, together Telfed Chairman Maish Isaacson, CEO Dorron Kline and staff visited Loewenstein Hospital to deliver the snack packs to wounded soldiers two days before Tu B’Shvat. The morning was a much-needed antidote on a difficult day as we learned that 24 brave soldiers had lost their lives in the preceding 24 hours.

Walking through the wards, distributing gifts and words of support for the wounded, we were inspired by our brave soldiers’ determination to heal. In the corridors, we met Raya, the mother of a wounded soldier, who told us that her South African Olim neighbours had a PRAS student who is now Raya’s daughter in law! Between tears of distress, were tears of joy.

In these dark, sad days, we take comfort in the seeing the glimmers of light and hope, and we are proud to be a part of a community that cares for one another, for our beloved soldiers and for our country.

We extend our thanks to the women who participated in this initiative and to our dedicated regional volunteers.