Yom Hashoah and Yom Haatzmaut Observances

The Tzedek Council Hosts Save the Syrian Children at Kol Ami's Yom Hashoah Remembrance
Wednesday, April 11 at 7 pm

Save the Syrian Children is a movement started by Tamar and Phil Koosed to bring life-saving medical supplies to Syria. Save the Syrian Children leverages decades of private sector experience to efficiently deliver aid without any overhead to the hardest hit areas of the conflict, where most large organizations cannot go.

Save the Syrian Children has built a well-vetted network of doctors, nurses, and freight forwarders in Turkey and Syria to compile wish lists of medical supplies to minimize the deaths of women and children and establish a safe corridor for the delivery of these goods.

Using the founders' deep supply chain experience, goods are sourced factory-direct in China at 50-70% lower costs than those paid by other NGOs and transported from Shanghai to Turkey. The Turkish government granted us official clearance to transport our supplies duty-free through Turkey and into Syria. From the Port of Mersin, the goods are transported to the Reyhanli border crossing and then travel a bit over 50 kilometers inside Syria to centrally located distribution centers. From there they are directed to 28 area hospitals, where their network of doctors operate.

Since March 2017, when Save The Syrian Children delivered its first container, the organization has shipped over $90 million in donations to help those caught in the conflict.

We hope you join Rabbi Denise Eger and our Tzedek Council in learning more.


Don't Miss This Incredible Panel Event on Israel and Liberal Zionism at our Yom Haatzmaut Observance
April 18, 2018 at 7 PM


Congregation Kol Ami announces it will be hosting "Debating The Fragile Dialogue" on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. This panel event will discuss The Fragile Dialogue: New Voices in Liberal Zionism, a new collection of essays that explores the diverse perspectives of the progressive Jewish community on Israel and Zionism. The panel will be moderated by Kol Ami's founding rabbi, Rabbi Denise L. Eger and the participants will include the book's co-editor, Rabbi Stanley M. Davids as well as three of the book's contributors; Dr. Joshua David Holo, Dean of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and rabbinical students, Max Chaiken and Eric Rosenstein. The panel will be followed by a book signing with copies of The Fragile Dialogue available for purchase. To RSVP, please email [email protected] or call the temple office. 


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