As you know, Ameinu represents the American progressive Zionist tradition with the national Jewish community, in the international Jewish organizations and in Israel. But Ameinu is more than an organization, it is truly a movement, with roots going back over 100 years and individual members, branches and grassroots activist clusters across the country.
Today I want to update you on one of our most exciting new projects — that is saving lives on the ground in Israel — and to ask you to join Ameinu’s 2017 membership campaign.
A major initiative that Ameinu is ramping up in 2017 is Project Rozana USA — an interfaith effort to expand health care capacity in the Palestinian territories, treat desperately ill patients and nurture people-to-people relationships between Israelis and Palestinians. With so much negative news coming from the region, Project Rozana makes concrete positive changes in the lives of people in need, and for their societies, by creating strong connections between individuals — a foundation for future peace and reconciliation.
Project Rozana USA’s primary focus is on Israelis and Palestinians, but a vitally important additional area of work involves crisis treatment for Israel’s Syrian neighbors.
Just last week we presented funds to the Ziv Medical Center in T’zfat to treat critically injured and ill Syrian kids. While the pictures of the children are challenging to look at, they are a powerful reminder of this desperate humanitarian need.
As Dr. Salman Zarka of Ziv declared, “It is the humane thing to do, when people just across the border are being killed and maimed daily… [what] is very unique to the Jewish people is the experience resulting from the Holocaust, an understanding of what it means to be helpless.”
“On behalf of Ziv Medical Center, I would like to thank Project Rozana for its support of our work.”
We hope that the story of Ameinu’s Project Rozana USA partnership with the Ziv Medical Center will inspire you to join Ameinu today.
We count on our closest friends, like you, to help sustain Ameinu’s vision for an Israel as a light of peace, justice and compassion. We need your help today to ensure that initiatives like Project Rozana USA can fulfill their greatest potential. Please make the most generous gift you can.
Please join Ameinu by sending a check to the address below, or click here to conveniently join online. Ameinu Membership Levels are Under 30 for $36, Individual for $50, Couple for $80 and Sustaining for $150. Please consider the Sustaining Level to further our ability to make a difference, or even join Shomrei Tzedek (Guardians of Justice), our monthly giving program.
Ameinu’s strength lies in its grassroots. When Ameinu fights for a just and peaceful Israel and progressive Zionist values — in local communities, nationally or in Israel — we represent our thousands of members who stand with us. One of them is you!
To join Ameinu by mail, please send your check for $36, $50, $80, $150 or even more to Ameinu, PO Box 1040, New York, NY 10272.
To join online, please go to our secure online portal. Ameinu’s online giving portal gives you the option to make a one-time or monthly donation. A great way to support Ameinu throughout the year is to join Shomrei Tzedek (Guardians of Justice) and make a convenient monthly gift.