Welcome to Gilis Good Newsletter #51!

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Purim Sameach! The war in Ukraine is heartbreaking, and it’s impacting us all. However, we’ll still make this the “good” newsletter and focus on the positives of the last week, and special for Purim, we’ll try to blend in some humor. This is just a reminder that you can support United Hatzalah, to support all they are doing to assist refugees escaping the war. Just check out this video to get a small idea.

Yuli Edelstein posted a beautiful idea that I’d like to share. Thanks to Google for the translation.

“As every Friday, this time too I took on the preparations for Shabbat at home, but this time instead of grumbling and grumbling – I thought to myself what thousands of Jews in Ukraine would now give in exchange for the possibility of putting the mitzvah and braai with Shabbat dishes and welcoming it quietly and peacefully.

We have a country that is not simple, and not everything is perfect, but precisely in these times we should stop for a moment and say thank you for the visible miracle called the State of Israel. And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and there shall be no fear;

(Leviticus 26: 6).

Shabbat Shalom to the whole house of Israel, in Israel and the Diaspora 🇮🇱❤.”


First off, thank you to so many of you that chose Gili’s Goodies to send warm hug mishloach manot packages to your friends and loved ones in Israel. We’ve been working tirelessly to ensure your packages get delivered on time with the best of what we offer inside. We wish we could have pictures of every delivery but thanks to your support we have so many deliveries to make that all the packages went out with couriers that don’t provide that service. Either way, we are privileged to have served you, and we’d appreciate it if you could send a review on Google or Facebook. A selfie video would be amazing, but even a nice word is great to see. Thanks and Happy Purim!

Thank you to all those that donated towards our soldier campaign and former Knesset Member Dov Lipman on behalf of his organization Yad L’Olim, picked up 50 Mishloachei Manot packages for Ukrainian Refugees last night, and they were delivered today. In addition, we sent 1000 mishloach manot packages to IDF Soldiers. Thank you!

Another heartwarming scene was provided by Israeli Medical Clowns working and cracking up these kids, running for their lives to safety. Formerly Israel’s representative to the UN, Danny Danon, shared the video linked below.

Charles Entenmann, the man that took over his grandfather’s baked goods business and turned it into an empire, died this week. What does that have to do with Israel? Nothing. But Entenmann’s cakes are a staple at kiddushes and shul functions all over the northeast, and they probably hold a little place in my heart. Somehow Charles made it to 95. Rest in peace. I’ll include an article below.

Israel has destroyed the entire Iranian fleet of drones during an airstrike inside Iran in February. The attack is said to have destroyed hundreds of drones near Kermanshah. It makes you wonder how many covert operations are happening regularly to keep us safe. #GodBlesstheIDF

An incredible kindness was repaid after 80 years, when Sharon Bass, whose grandmother was saved by a Ukrainian woman during the Holocaust, arranged for two of that woman’s grandchildren to come to Israel to escape the Russian invasion of Ukraine. #incredible

Finally, Israel is setting up a field hospital in western Ukraine. Costing $6.4 million, the hospital will provide humanitarian assistance and establish Israel as a neutral player providing crucial assistance to those that need it. #proudIsraeli

As always, I hope to make you smile with some articles and nuggets from the past week.

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Shabbat Shalom and Good Shabbos.

*The views and opinions expressed in the articles linked in the articles below may not reflect the opinions and attitudes of Gilis Goodies

Israel is setting up a $6.4M field hospital in western Ukraine

Israel announced plans to set up a field hospital in western Ukraine as the Russian war against the country shows no sign of abating.

A Jewish girl was saved by a Ukrainian family during World War II. Now her grandchildren are returning the favor.

Cousins and Ukrainian refugees Lesia Orshoko and Alona Chugai are among the millions who are running for their lives as Russian forces invade their country

Charles E. Entenmann, Last of a Storied Baking Family, Dies at 92

Working with his brothers and their mother, he helped turn the company that bore their name into a nationally known symbol of sweetness.

Israel decimated Iranian drone fleet in February airstrike inside Iran – report

Attack said to destroy hundreds of drones near Kermanshah, prompting this week’s revenge missile fire at Iraq site alleged to have launched UAV-destroying mission


It’s kinda late for Hamantashan but fasting as I write this got me thinking about yeast hamantashen. I’ve never had one but it got me thinking what an Entenmann’s hamantash might look like. Anyone here interested in giving it a try? Can you make these and can tell me about them? A Freilichen Purim!


Smiles of the Week

Happy Birthday

Jordana Cutler

Stu Fischman

Dovid Fertig

Shimi Narotsky

Rafi Brandwein

Adam Feizbakhsh

Rachel Goldsmith

Ruth Yudelson

Thank You

Yaniv And Ariella Gabbay

Ziv Rafalovich

Robert Lederman

Miss and Love You

Abigail Katz

Get Well Soon

Marcus Breman

Joseph Gind


Denis Golosov

Shlomi Yedid

Orit Stern

Oshra Regensburger

Oleg Marans

Joseph Gindi

Purim Sameach!

Rabbi Rafael Souda

Sarah And Roy Day

Matan Marcus-Neuman

Elad And Galit Hazan

Penina Laub

Daniel Landis

Mrs. Hannah Paul

Emily Rosenberg

Sherrill And Jeffey Kaye

Eva Polak

Caroline Brauner

Moshe And Zahava Birenstock

Jake, Shelley, Rebecca & Naomi Allen

Yehuda And Raphael Green And Mizrahi

Susan And Stewie Gopstein

Irina Veksler-Offengenden

Natan Takhalov

Danielle Maydan

David Chriqui

Yael Cinamon

Leora Rothschild

Zac Winkler

Gabi Katz

Benjamin Billig

Nathan Finkelstein

Brian Racer

Ezra Luber

Norman Meskin

Sheina Tzippora Zisel Karkowsk

Xander Love

Henry Cohenzada

Talia Cinamon

Oren / Korin Cohenzada

Uriel Sussman

Yael Kalfa

Rebecca & Gavriel Koolyk/Fialkoff

Miri & Ariel Sharabi

Jeremy & Ayelet Koolyk

Ezra & Yonina Flug

Shai Spitz For Yonatan

Einav Sitton

Jay Hait

Nechama Hornbacher

Joey And Ofir Hechtman

Avrami Berkowitz

Laurie Haber

Doris And Elihu Levine Levine

Kids Felberman

Levi Langer

Gila & Alan Gordon

Shmuel Friedman

Chezky Friedman

Chava Zand

Tamar Wiederkehr

Abby Sanders

Sammy Portnoy

Rina And David Himber

Yossi Bart

Sofia Jalenak

Ezra Pomper

Cara Zarny

Rachel Weinstein

Avery Cantor

Noa Rosen

Dara Unterberg

Leah Bowman

Franklyn Cohen
Sammy Schoen

Tova Fertig

Jimmy Reichman

Ezra Beyda

Natasha Rosenberg

Barbara Becker And Jonathan Bilmes

Joe Schonwald

Ella Bakmutsky

Gershy Liff

The Riger Family

Aviva & Bob Cayam

Binyomin And Gita Goldstein

Netanel Attias

Galya Lazar

Leeder Family Leeder

Leora Leeder

Chezky Friedman

Susanna Horowitz

Midreshet Emunah V’omanut

Rozanne Elk

Shylee Delman

Talia Delman

Amalya And Benjy Wiener

Alan & Evelyn Sass

Herbie & Carol Ginsburg

Atara Stadler

Benjy & Amalya Wiener

Rivka Bral

Joe Klein

Eli!!!! Penn!!!!

Akiva Fox

Tobi Katz

Leah And Yudi Smolarcik

Roizy Denciger

Mrs. Katz

Rivkin Family

Shira And Elad Sadot / Berkman

Zev Nordlicht R’ Tzvi Kaplan’s Yeshiva

Joshua Siegel

Jasmine Minsky

Davida, Tzvi, Etiel, Noa, And Amichai Atkin

Stephanie And Brandon Treger

Robin And Alaz Zwiren

Devora Mirsky

Rivka Bral

Malka Ben Uziyahu

Tamar Ellis

The Scholar Family

Chaim And Miriam Citron

The Singer Family

Chavie And Hershey Spaeth

Melanie Mashmoor

Joshua Siegel

Ariella And Daniel Stahl

Nancy Schwell

Ariella Gabbay

Lisa Alter

Orly Stark

Meital Brody

Yudit And Adi Sidikman Vimer

Yosef Fleischman

Elyon Topolosky

Aliza Florenthal

Rosie Prince

Aaron & Irene Goldberg

Nechama & Avrum Becker

Moshe Friedman

Shlomo Pollack

Simcha, Avi & Ari Biton Shack

Tali & Elie Rosenberg & Family

Yehuda Mazin

Jane Teitz

Molly Glicksman

Ethan Davidson

Shira Glicksman (Garin Tzabar)

Drorit And Avi Weiss

Rebecca Sacks

Inbar And Jerrold Rapaport

Yoel Deutsch

Shlomo And Nava Javaherian

Sally Moghrabi

Inna Shmulevsky

Adira Waldman

Rock And Hillel Davis

Shuli And Eddie Lazar

Moshe And Emina David

Sarah Helman

Howard Rosman

Naftali Amster

Dani And Gila Gottlieb

Shira Gottlieb/Rosenzweig

Yosefa And Marc Krauss

Elliot And Rivky Liberman

Gabriela Friedman

Emily Zwiebel

Jack Reiz

Sophie Zwiebel

Sophie Zwiebel

Graham & Belinda Calvert

Yona Wosner

Ahuva, Kayla, Binyamin, Emuna Gross

Chana Miriam Goloub

Rabbi Avi Feldman

Jennifer Zardouk

Ilana Brenner

Yocheved Greenfield

Family Hersch

Naomi & Nat Boujo

Sara Kalker

Tsippora Stark

Family Fineberg

Sara Platovsky

Edit Platovsky

Gavriel Katzenberg

Terry & Howie Mischel

Alexa Echo Rivetti

Shachar, Alex, And Matan Avraham

Joseph Baum

Beth Rubinstein

Claire Italiaander

Shayna And Kip And Malka Glickman

Rebecca Stevens

Ariel And Yoni Miller

Joshua Vaturi

Adir Koenig

Meirah Schwartz

Cameron Fields

Miriam Klitzner

Shani & Ezra Simon

Mrs. Malka Klein

Simone & Yoni Liss

Itiel Wilk Attn: Naomi’s Office

Michael And Rivka Maimon

Izzy Adler

Margalit Pine

Devora Fuchs

Aviva Keller

Marcus Breman

Rivky And Chaya Goldblatt And Friends

Yosef Wildes

Ayala & Shlomo Amir

Ayala & Shlomo Amir

Ben And Shira Schreiber

Shlomo, Yehuda, Binyamin,Tamar Berman

Camila Apt

Chaim And Basya Dunner

Gidon And Batya Winter

Ariella Ball

Joe Krycer

Joshua Marks

Tali Brown Amhsi Spring Semester

Rivke Wasserman

Orna Gerami

Miriam Gottlieb

The Fleischman Family

Rivka & Eitan Lichtman

Fleischman Family

Eitan Cohen

Maytal Weitzner

David Itzkowitz

Yosef And Yael Avitan

Shabtai And Elisheva Atlow Atlow

Yonatan Kosowsky

Naomi Mauer

Michal & Michael Silverstein

Racheli And Shaul Klein

Michal Popper

Naomi Mauer -For Neighbor

Racheli And Shaul Klein

Yehuda And Tzvia Neuman

Rabbi And Mrs Henry Isaacs Home

Goel Jasper

Aviva And Avner Weisgal-Lanski

Michal Schonbrun

Finn Partners C/O Goel (Glenn) Jasper-Managing

Rabbi Chaim Kramer & Family

Ari Yeger

Adina Rappaport

Chaya Levitz

Miriam Mett

Cynthia Collins

Elicia Mendelowitz

Shayna Krakowski

Mrs Sara Leventhal

Yitzhock & Chana Kalsmith

Krysia & Shani Kotev

Sarah Honig
Rabbi Yoni & Rochel Stern

Rabbi Simcha And Zeldy Stern

To The Family Of Ari Fuld Hy

Shifra Goldberg And Family (Kitaii)

Ora Cohen

Miriam & David Gross

Yehonasan And Naomi Easton

Rabbi Arenias & Family

Mr & Mrs Tzvi Tendler

Yoni Gerzi & Family

Sarit Drach

Yehoshua Attard

Kobi Ciment

Avital And Dovid Lipsett

Sarah Tsadok

Gidon Melmed

The Gonsher Family

Rachel, Benjy, Aryeh, Yoni And Dalia Bekritsky

Mark And Shira Slovin

Abby, Shaun, Elisheva, Shua, Channah, Ami Sacks

Bat-Zion & Barak Hiram

Logan Spector

Tamar Rudin

Avital Wohlberg

Dvorkin Family Residence

Beth & David Berman

Debbie & Cary Buckman

Leah & Avi Herzog

Misha And Shaindy Grinberg
Ido/Yudit Yankelovich

Eliyahu/Inna Grinberg

Dovalle & Moriah Yankelovich

Marilyn Schweitzer

Yosef Lerer

Lytal And Eytan Kleinberg

Avi Statfeld

Sarah Simcha

Aryeh Miller

Elaine Abrams

Bahar Family

Zivit And Uri Mozer

Benjamin And Yoni Greenstein And Brill

Benjamin And Yoni Greenstein And Brill

Yasmin Schwarz

Revital & Daniel Zmood

Rina & Ben Zmood

Rachel & Simon Yona

Danny, Courtney, & Shayne Devries

Leibi And Esther Rubinfeld

Shannah Bronfman

Hillel Schwab

Oryah Bensalmon

Jonni & Maya Fagan

Ruth & Doni Malach

Ilanit Bashari

Danielle & Jonathan Wolfson

Reut, Elana, Liel Goldfeder

Yisreol And Rachel Jungreis And Family Jungreis

Maia Sirkin

Jared Mark

Family Burnat

Daniella Samuels

Dahlia Gottlieb

Mikey Faks

Abby Lopchinsky

Dana Insall

Albert Ayal

Moshe And Basheva Badrian

Yael Berkowitz

Lucy Hecht

Esther Engelsohn

Aaron & Rachel Weinstock

Family Stier-Weinstock

Debbie Gewirtz C/O Berman

Elyse & Doron & Family Hershkovitz

Matt And Yael Bitton Krieger

Rina Lorch

Rochel Lichter

Elisheva Ryesky

Inbar Schwartz

Barak Landis

Zev,Liron, Daniel And Eliana Levi

Jonah Eber

Itty & Mendel Wuensch

Tsippy Schlanger

Noa Tenbroek

Shira Siegler

Jonah Bell

Rossie Rossen

Srulie And Temme Bertram

Daniella Samuels

Aynat Libman
Isaac Helfon

Atara Jachter

Moshe Stein Potache

Yitzi Singer

Rosenfeld Family

Emily Grossman

Dr. Joav And Geula Merrick

Edan Bitas

Jessie Tuchman

Uli Stechler

Charlotte Blinken

Lily Limmer

Gal Tal

Toren And Ella Aronoff

Ephraim Shapiro

Shir Landsberg

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