Alright, the husband and I are really doing it.
We're hosting an evening to raise money to have a thank you/R&R dinner at a restaurant-pub in Jerusalem for IDF combat soldiers, just to say thank you for defending our homeland and for them to know we are thinking of them-real people doing real things for real heroes.
I have already got one generous donor who has kicked in the starter money which we will use to get some drinks and light refreshments-we're keeping it modest to make sure the maximum funds get to the soldiers.
The funds will be sent directly to the host establishment, and my nephew-who thank G-d, got out of Gaza alive and well, will coordinate locally.
Whatever money we raise is going to go right to Israel, directly to the venue and every shekel will be spent on the soldiers from his unit and another nephew's unit. The more we raise, the more soldiers we will be able to host.
If it's successful, we'll do it again for another group of soldiers in another city.
This event is going to be held this Thursday evening at 7:30.
Please e-mail me directly (laurarosencohen-at-gmail.com) if you would like to attend and I will send you the address.
If you are not in Toronto, but would like to make a contribution please let me know.
Am Yisrael Chai!