NY Jews send $9.3 million to North

UJA to fund a trauma center, send volunteers to renovate bomb shelters.

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October 3, 2006 21:52
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The Jewish community of New York city has announced a $9.3 million donation to the northern town of Kiryat Shmona, battered by rockets during this summer's war between Israel and Hizbullah, according to a statement released Tuesday. The donation from the United Jewish Appeal-Federation of New York will go to programs for children and elderly residents of Kiryat Shmona, next to the Lebanese border, the United Jewish Appeal of New York said in the statement. The money will also fund a trauma center and pay to bring volunteers from abroad to help renovate bomb shelters, the statement said. Kiryat Shmona, a town of about 22,000 just across the border from Lebanon, was a main target of rockets and suffered considerable damage. The contribution is part of $300 million pledged by American Jews to help Israel recover from the war, according to Michael Jankelowitz, a spokesman for the Jewish Agency. "This war has been a major catalyst in getting Jews to stand behind Israel," Jankelowitz said. During the war, donations from Jewish communities abroad paid for the installation of air conditioners and televisions in bomb shelters in northern Israel and for temporary residences for Israelis in the line of fire. Donations have also funded scholarships for university students called up for army reserve duty and grants were given to help small businesses recoup their losses.

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