Dear Neighbors and Friends,
The scripture describes Israel as a land flowing with milk and honey, yet this week, a river of Jewish blood flows instead, marking what is arguably the deadliest day for the Jewish community in my lifetime. The last time this many Jews were killed in one day was the holocaust.
The vicious and brutal attacks by Hamas terrorists have claimed the lives of over 800 people, shattering families and communities. Children were murdered in their beds, women raped in front of their children and executed, teens shot in their heads, and grandmothers and young children were kidnapped and dragged through the streets. The reports of Jewish hostages, and young rape victims being paraded through the streets of Gaza with bloodstains shocked me to the core.
The DSA New York held a rally in Times Square in celebration of this appalling assault on innocents. Shame on the DSA, and shame on anyone who supports them. The DSA is actively supporting these horrible acts of evil.
Thousands of Brooklyn residents are in Israel for the holidays, and many, including young children, are currently in bomb shelters as I send this letter. We all know individuals whose family members have been murdered.
I am urging you to stand in support of Israel and the Jewish community.
Tweet, post on social media, reach out to your neighbors and inquire about their families.
Show support for our community during this dark time.
Stand with us!
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman
President, Jewish Future Alliance
About the Jewish Future Alliance
Voter Outreach and Beyond, Empowering Through Advocacy and Unity
At the Jewish Future Alliance, we are dedicated to amplifying the voices of every community member. Our focus on voter outreach stems from a deep belief in the power of democracy and the importance of ensuring that the voice of every individual is heard. We work tirelessly to overcome voter suppression barriers, engaging in voter registration initiatives and promoting robust voter turnout. By empowering our community to exercise their right to vote, we pave the way for a more inclusive and representative future.
Advocacy for the Underrepresented
Our commitment extends beyond the ballot box. We stand shoulder to shoulder with underrepresented individuals in New York, advocating for justice and support. From assisting victims of crime to aiding those seeking essential social services, our organization is a dedicated champion for those who need it most. By actively addressing their needs, we strive to create a community that uplifts and protects all its members.
Fostering Dialogue and Unity
The heart of our mission lies in promoting connections that transcend differences. Through inter-community dialogue, we bridge gaps and create spaces for meaningful conversations between the Jewish community and others. Our efforts are fueled by the belief that unity is achieved through asking the hard questions and addressing the issues, to lead us to greater understanding and collaboration. By embracing diversity and working together, we build a stronger, more harmonious future.
Bridging Cultures and Voices Globally
From its inception in 2013 as a volunteer organization, the Jewish Future Alliance (JFA) has grown into a respected voice for diverse Jewish communities in the United States, worldwide, and at the United Nations. It educates UN personnel from nations with smaller Jewish populations about Jewish religion and culture. The program also provides New York Jewish community tours for dignitaries seeking an authentic experience with Jewish life.
Join us at the Jewish Future Alliance as we drive positive change, advocate for the underrepresented, and cultivate unity in our community. Together, we are shaping a future where advocacy and togetherness pave the way for a brighter outcome for all.