Project "Lending a (Diplomatic) Hand to the Community"
Today (12.04.11), I went with Foreign Ministry workers to harvest produce for the needy in the lead up to Passover. During the several hours we worked in the fields we managed to gather 2,000 Kg of beetroot which will be donated to 700 Israeli families in need in the hope of improving, even by a small amount, their holiday dinners. Every few weeks we work in a different area to help the community – only recently, in the lead up to Purim, we prepared 120 baskets for Holocaust survivors in Jerusalem.
Our culture and heritage as the Jewish people has been preserved throughout the decades mostly because of values such as "Love thy neighbor". These values, have been the force behind this project, where the workers of the Ministry donate their time, energy and expertise for the community. I am proud to belong to this group of unique people who believe in giving as a higher value and are committed to educate the next generations to help others by personal example.
I encourage each and every one of us to give a little more of our time and efforts to the community in which we live in for our future, our children and our country.
I would like to thank the Ministry workers and all the companies who donated to making this project a success: Green Israel, Gilro, Latet organization, Rami Levi and the Shiller Group.
I wish a Happy and Kosher Passover to all in Israel and around the world.
Photo by Yossi Zamir
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