Jewish Journal

Christian charity in Haiti is the Jewish thing to do

By Rabbi David Wolpe

January 19, 2011 | 4:33 pm

Rabbi David Wolpe sits with a group of children at Have Faith Haiti orphanage, outside Port-au-Prince, where he helped out for three days this month. Photos courtesy of Rabbi David Wolpe.

Dona is a 14-year-old boy in Port-au-Prince. When his mother was pregnant with him, she hid in fear from his father. In time, he found her and insisted she have an abortion. She refused.... read full article

  • Body of Jewish man recovered from Haiti rubble


    March 8, 2010 | 12:35 pm

    The body of a Jewish man from Canada reportedly was pulled from the rubble of the Haiti earthquake.

    A body carrying the passport of Alexander Shmuel Bitton was taken out of the Montana Hotel in Port-au-Prince by Israeli rescue volunteers from ZAKA nearly two months after a devastating quake hit the Caribbean nation, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

    The body still must be formally identified.

    Bitton had just arrived in Haiti on a business trip when the earthquake struck on Jan. 12. The death toll is estimated at more than 200,000.

  • Israeli rehab experts travel to Haiti


    February 18, 2010 | 11:12 am

    JERUSALEM —Israeli medical experts in the rehabilitation of amputees arrived in Haiti to help examine and evaluate injured victims from the devastating earthquake.

    The medical professionals from Alyn Hospital, an Israeli rehabilitation center in Jerusalem for physically disabled...

  • Celebs Draw Crowd for ‘Second Aid’ to Haiti

    By Ryan Torok

    February 10, 2010 | 2:30 am

    A private musical benefit for Haiti featuring recording artists Dave Koz and Deniece “Niecy” Williams at American Jewish University (AJU) raised more than $200,000 for the country, whose capital, Port-au-Prince, was devastated by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake on Jan. 12.


  • Israeli group sets up school in Haiti


    February 4, 2010 | 4:17 pm

    An Israeli organization has set up a provisional school in Haiti.

    An Israeli delegation in Port-au-Prince from the Natan Israeli Coalition for International Humanitarian Aid set up the school in a large tent in coordination with the Haitian government and the Dominican Republic,...

  • Local Organizations, Synagogues Offer Haiti Relief

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 3, 2010 | 5:27 pm

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has collected and distributed more than $350,000 for Haitian relief since a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the island nation Jan. 12.

    Federation is funneling 100 percent of the funds to organizations working to relieve immediate...

  • IsraAID working with actor Penn in Haiti


    February 1, 2010 | 7:29 pm

    IsraAID is partnering with actor Sean Penn and Israeli-born actress Moran Atias in its earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

    IsraAID: The Israel Forum for International Humanitarian Aid is expanding its work in some of the hardest hit areas of Port-au-Prince in close coordination with...

  • Israeli team honored on return from Haiti


    January 28, 2010 | 6:34 pm

    The 200-member Israeli military medical and rescue team in Haiti was honored upon its return to Israel.

    “You raised peoples’ spirits; you raised the name of the State of Israel and the name of the IDF,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday morning during an official...

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