Canadians bring breath of fresh air to shelters

July 21, 2006 00:18


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


A Canadian philanthropic organization announced on Thursday it is donating 100 mobile air conditioning units to northern residents who have been living in swelte ring bomb shelters for over a week. The units are to be given by Canadian Jewish billionaire Gerry Schwartz and the Heseg Fund for lone soldiers, and will be distributed to bomb shelters by Heseg scholarship recipients who were themselves lone soldiers. The Canadian Jewish community has said it would expand the operation. "This is the best expression of the Heseg Fund's combination of contributing to the IDF and contributing to Israeli society, which today find themselves together on the front lines," said Schwartz's representative in Israel, Aviv Bushinsky. Once the situation in the North is calm, the air conditioners will be redistributed to IDF units. The Heseg Fund was founded by Schwartz and his wife Heather Reisman, founder and CEO of Indigo Books and Music, Inc. The fund's goal is to help soldiers who don't have family in Israel.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jisr az-Zarq
April 3, 2014
Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town