Apeloig Collection stands united in solidarity with Israel during these turbulent times. We are profoundly saddened by the ongoing conflict and the heartbreak it has brought upon innocent lives. We strongly condemn the recent attacks by Hamas.
Our deepest prayers are with all the people of Israel. We pray for the safety and wellbeing of our Israeli friends and family.
It pains us deeply to share that this conflict has personally touched our family. Our beloved 92-year-old cousin, Moshe Ridler Z’L, a resident of Holit (2km from the border with Gaza), was tragically murdered by a Hamas terrorist. Alongside him, his caregiver and many others lost their lives in the same incident. These losses are a stark reminder of the very real and personal consequences of such conflicts.
We are all affected by the news in Israel and sometimes we don't know what is the best way to help. Here is a list of ideas:
1. Pray for Israeli Citizens and soldiers.
2. Open your homes and hearts to Israelis that are stuck abroad and can’t fly home
I would like to host:
I need a place to stay:
3. Donate Money.
Israel needs our support. This are some of the organizations we like:
Magen David Adom: Donations ensure that Magen David Adom's 33,000 paramedics, EMTS, first responders, and first-aid providers, including volunteers and staff, have the training, equipment, and medical supplies they need to treat all injured and ill people in Israel. BTW, Apeloig Collection’s custom mezuzah protects the Magen David Adom vault. Donate
Friends of IDF : is the sole organization authorized to collect charitable donations on behalf of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces across the United States of America. The organization’s mission is to transform their young lives through empowering educational, ﬁnancial, well-being, and cultural initiatives. Support them here.
Jewish Federation Israel Emergency Fund: The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established an Israel Emergency Fund following unprovoked, multi-front attacks on Israel during Shabbat and the Sukkot/Simchat Torah holiday. The Federation will absorb all administrative costs so that 100% of funds collected will go directly to those impacted by this situation. Donate
American Friends of NATAL: supports NATAL, an organization focused on trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. They have many resources that can help you cope with the news, how to speak with your children, and mental health experts available to speak with. You can make a donation to help support their important work for the people of Israel and Jews living around the world.
4. Get Informed and spread Awareness on what is happening. The news channels take some time in covering what is happening. There is a parallel PR War that we can participate in. We need to get armed, get informed and fight it with the truth.
Here is a list of some of our favorite Instagram accounts to get informed:
5. If you have an Israeli or Jewish friend, reach out to them. Show them your support, don't stay silent.
Please take care of yourselves and each other. Apeloig Collection remains committed to supporting our community during these trying times.