FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact: Rabbi Andrew Jacobs
Ramat Shalom Synagogue
11301 West Broward Blvd.
Plantation, FL 33325
p. 954.472.3600/f. 954.472.3622
Ramat Shalom Synagogue to Mark Gilad Shalit’s Return to Israel with Community Gathering on October 18th at 6:30PM
Plantation, Florida – 16 October 2011
For more than five years, Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier, has been held captive by Hamas militants. During this time period, his whereabouts have been unknown. He has received no medical care and was denied any contact with the International Committee for the Red Cross. His family was denied any contact with him. His captivity was a blatant violation of international law. Shalit is supposed to be freed and returned to Israel on Tuesday, October 18th. If all goes as planned and Shalit returns home on Tuesday, Ramat Shalom will mark his freedom with a community gathering in our parking lot at 11301 West Broward Blvd. in Plantation, FL at 6:30PM. Rabbi Andrew Jacobs and Cantor Natalie Young will lead the community in prayer and song and blue and white, biodegradable balloons will be released.
Given that Shalit’s freedom has required the release of more than 1,000 terrorists from Israeli prisons, Ramat Shalom asks that you bring a small donation to the gathering for One Family Fund (onefamilyfund.org), an organization that helps Israeli victims of terror and their families rebuild their lives.
Ramat Shalom is a modern, progressive synagogue in the heart of Plantation, FL. Founded in 1976 as a Reconstructionist synagogue, Ramat Shalom is a vibrant, growing Jewish community that embraces Jewish tradition and welcomes modern, Jewish creativity.
For additional information please contact Rabbi Andrew Jacobs at 954-472-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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