Efrat is not only happy, Efrat is Good according to the sign Rabbi Shlomo Riskin is dancing with in this fun video that has me recalling why we almost moved there – great people! If you’re making Aliyah, Efrat is a great choice.
Below this video on YouTube is an important message that I encourage you to read and respond to:
During these difficult times which are facing the Jewish people I thought it would be appropriate to convey the fact that we will not despair and that we are still happy.
The way in which we plan to perpetuate the memory of the 3 boys who were murdered in our neighborhood is by building a simcha hall in Efrat.
I strongly encourage you to take part in this important endeavor.
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Efrat Development Foundation
During the frenzy of preparing for Pesach, I received an email asking me to share this story on my blog. I politely told the sender – the father of this amazing 12-year-old – that I was busy cleaning, shopping and cooking (and suspected that most of you were too) and that I’d get to this after the holidays.
I’ve been extremely busy, but was slowed down this morning by a priority shift – my Mom is in ICU again. So when the reminder of this message popped up again I decided not to put it off any longer and as I read it, it hit me! I know this child! Aviva Krainess was in my son’s kindergarten and possibly first grade class back in Cleveland and made Aliyah around the same time we did. And I remember her name being on my (and Young Israel’s) Tehillim list for a very long time. Aviva’s story of battle and triumph is inspiring. Amazing!
Please watch the video, read the story and share Aviva’s exciting project with everyone you know who could benefit from a bit of inspiration and love. Continue reading 12 Year Old Entreprenuer’s Revolution in Jewish Entertainment