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How to Help the Fogel Family

by JewishJournal.com

March 15, 2011 | 9:58 am


The National Council of Young Israel has Established and Emergency Fund To Assist the Fogel Children Who Survived The terror attack that killed their parents Udi (36) and Ruth (35), and siblings Yoav (11), Elad (4) and Hadas (3-months).

The family members were brutally stabbed to death in their sleep by Palestinian terrorists in the town of Itamar.

The National Council of Young Israel announced that it has established a fund to assist the three Fogel children - Tamar (12), Roi (8) and Yishai (2) , who survived.

“The senseless act of violence in Itamar that tragically claimed the lives of five members of the Fogel family is a jarring wake-up call and a stark reminder that we must continue to be vigilant and focus on combating the incitement that is preached on a daily basis in the Palestinian world,” said NCYI President Shlomo Z. Mostofsky in a press release. “It is extremely difficult to preach about the importance of peace when Palestinian terrorists relish the opportunity to prey on innocent Israelis and butcher Jewish families.”

“It is time for the world to rouse from its slumber and finally pay heed to the realities that unfortunately have come to define the Palestinian-Israeli conflict,” continued Mostofsky. “It is time for the international community to come to the realization that while Israel is constantly vilified and the Palestinians are inexplicably victimized, it is in fact Israel who has taken substantive steps to achieve peace, while the Palestinians mock the process by shunning progress and advocating hatred against Israel and the Jewish nation.

“May God comfort the family among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”

Individuals and shuls who are interested in helping the Fogel children are encouraged to get involved in this important effort. Contributions should be made payable to “Young Israel Charities - Fogel Family Emergency Fund” and mailed to the National Council of Young Israel, 111 John Street, Suite 450, New York, New York, 10038. Donations can also be made online atwww.youngisrael.org (simply click on “Donate” and select “Fogel Family Emergency Fund”).

For more information about the Young Israel’s fund for the Fogel children and to learn how you can help, call 212-929-1525 x100.

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