Welcome to Gilis Good Newsletter #53!
This newsletter puts together a little bit about what’s been happening in Israel over the last week. We try to keep it positive. That’s why it’s the Good Newsletter.
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Our attention has been pulled from the war in Ukraine to the terrorist attacks in Israel. It’s been heartbreaking and impacting us all. However, as hard as it is, we’ll still make this the “good” newsletter and focus on the positives of the last week. We remind you that you can support United Hatzalah, to support all they are doing to assist refugees escaping the war and their ongoing efforts to be the first responders whenever there is a medical emergency in Israel.
Pesach is around the corner. Don’t freak out, but seder night is in two weeks. So, if you want to send a chag sameach with a kosher for Pesach gift basket to a friend or loved one in Israel, we have many new options for you to choose from.
The Jerusalem Marathon was last Friday, and though the weather was cold and wet, the organizers did an incredible job making sure the roads were cleared and prepared for the event. It felt as though everything in their control was handled well. A bonus came in that Valentyna Verestka, a Ukrainian athlete that escaped the war, won the women’s full marathon. #Congrats
St. Peter’s, a small college in New Jersey, saw its magical Cinderella run end with a loss to North Carolina in the Big Eight. It was the greatest underdog story in a long time, as no number 15 seed had ever made it to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. It’s an incredible story, and I hope you enjoy reading about it.
Finally, The Ministry of Absorption and Immigration launched a website where it’s encouraging families to adopt a Ukrainian family for the seder. Interested families can volunteer to host a new immigrant family through an online form. Ma nishtana? For these immigrants, everything! Let’s give them a seder to remember. #beautifulInitiative
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.