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You are all aware of the devastation of the fires in Israel.
Organizations of the Conservative/Masorti movement are jointly working to support a Fire Emergency Fund which will be used as follows:
Immediate assistance to those in need;
Funding to support NOAM and MAROM youth in the clean up and relief efforts which will likely be required over a longer period of time;
Any remaining funds will be delivered to JNF as a gift from the Conservative/Masorti movement.
Contributions can be made in the following ways:
Go online to www.masorti.org, click on "Make a Contribution," and in the Program Designation, click on the line for "Fire Emergency Fund."
Check mailed to the Masorti Foundation 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 832, New York, NY 10115 with the notation "Fire Emergency Fund"
Call the Masorti Foundation at 212-870-2216 and make a credit card contribution
I have kept this brief and to the point because you all know the problem. I do want to note, however, how appreciative Masorti is of the support and cooperation of the other arms of our movement.
David H. Lissy
Executive Director and
Chief Executive Officer
To learn more, please contact: Masorti Foundation for Conservative Judaism in Israel 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 832 New York, NY 10115-0068 (212) 870-2216; 1-877-287-7414 http://www.masorti.org/; firstname.lastname@example.org
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