Members of Ulster, Dutchess & Orange Jewish Federations along with relatives and friends of Hostages still held by Hamas terrorists met with Congressman Pat Ryan.

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Gathering to Support Israel

Wednesday evening, October 18th at Congregation Emanuel in Kingston the Ulster County Jewish Federation sponsored a “Stand with Israel” gathering.

The large crowd included public officials, dignitaries, Jews and non-Jews…all gathering to show their support for Israel during these dark days following the slaughter of so many of its men, women and children.

There were powerful, heartfelt, personal addresses delivered by State Senator Michele Hinchey and Lt. Governor Antonio Delgado.

The somber proceedings were led by Congregation Emanuel’s Rabbi Romer and included prayers for Israel, peace and healing.  Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser led a mourners’ prayer to honor the dead and a silent vigil was followed by the singing of Hatikva led by Cantor Alexandra Schleuderer.

Our sincere thanks to law enforcement and the many volunteers including Emanuel President, Jeff Greenberg and light/sound engineer Barry Cohen, whose efforts made this gathering possible.  The Jewish Federation of Ulster County will continue to show its steadfast support to Israel on its mission to, once and for all, eradicate the murderous terrorists who seek its destruction.

Visit our donation page to make a contribution for the Israel War Effort.

In one of the darkest moments of Israel’s history, Jewish Federations of North America are launching a historic $500 million campaign to support the Jewish state and her people.

Jewish Federations have begun raising significant funds to provide for the needs of the people, families and communities impacted. The funds will be divided, as needed, between urgent humanitarian needs, such as medical supplies and equipment and housing, and longer-term rebuilding and rehabilitation, ranging from rebuilding homes and infrastructure trauma counseling.

Photos courtesy David Leifer Photography