Formed in the wake of the 2002 terrorist bombings, the Israel Action Committee focuses on projects and initiatives that involve the entire SJCC congregation in the support of Israel.
Programs are designed to enhance congregant knowledge about events in Israel, boost the Israeli economy, and improve morale among its citizens. Previously, the Israel Action Committee raised funds to buy bulletproof vests for an entire platoon of Israeli Soldiers, among other projects. For more information, contact Ben Dounel or Eve Kaplan.
Below is the committee's Web guide to sites for, from, and about Israel:
News and Education
Click Here to view links to Israeli News and Education.
Click Here to view links to media.
Solidarity and Volunteering
Click Here to view links on volunteering.
Click Here to view links on political action.
Support Israel's Economy
Buy Israeli products, which are being subject to boycotts by Israel's enemies. Purchase Israeli arts and crafts, Israeli religious objects, books, etc. If each American Jew purchased $50 worth of Israeli products, that would generate more than $500 million annually. See this page for links to shopping sites: www.jafi.org
USA Israel.org - This organization makes it possible for businesses to locate Israel's vendors for ongoing business needs. Redirecting your existing budget towards thousands of professional, Israeli companies helps all involved. You may also post an RFP for Israel's review.
The Israel Export Institute - provides a contact point between Israeli businesses and the international community. Information about programs initiated by the institute, export - import - trade transactions, and a directory of Israeli exporters and manufacturers.
Support the Jewish National Fund.
Buy Israeli bonds. Call your local Development Corp for Israel/ State of Israel Bonds.
Invest in Israel. Contact Bank Leumi at(212) 626-1063 for investment opportunites in Israel.
Go to Israel. Spend money!
Communal and Fundraising Organizations
The Summit Jewish Community Center - The SJCC is working closely with NJ Metrowest on Israel Emergency Fund drive. Make your donations/pledges payable to the Israel Emergency Fund and send them to the SJCC office.
United Jewish Federation of Metrowest - The place to go for information about the Jewish Federation and its allied organizations. Information about the Israel Emergency Fund drive, a 54-day campaign to raise $300 million for Israel's social and economic needs. Includes the Community Relations Committee (CRC) the public affairs and public policy arm of the United Jewish Federation of MetroWest. Website includes local news, fundraising info, and newsfeed from www.ujc.org.
United Jewish Communities - The umbrella organization of Jewish Federations nationwide. Their Web site has news, fundraising updates, mission calendars, interesting articles on Jewish life.
Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations