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The recent spike in terror attacks against civilians in Israel has increased the number of families who are struggling to adjust to life without the household breadwinner. It is even more difficult when family members must assist the severely injured victims while they are in the hospital and no official financial help is forthcoming. In such cases, poor families struggle to keep up with regular expenses and the additional high transportation cost to the hospital, without their salary and the salary of the victim. When a family does not have resources, financial help coming from an outside source is a life-saver. There are special cases when a wounded victim does not have family in Israel. The non-profit organization New Jersey Support Israel, Inc. has identified and provided relief to injured IDF soldiers and civilian victims of terror who are in need of assistance for over 12 years.

On Sunday, December 13, at 2 p.m., the congregation of the Temple Avodat Shalom in River Edge (385 Howland Ave, River Edge), in partnership with the organization New Jersey Support Israel, Inc. will hold a charity concert to benefit the families of victims of terror who are in need of support. The concert will feature Anna Katznelson’s and Rebecca Altshul’s piano duo, Vladimir Zaslavsky’s jazz trio with pianist Karina Bruk, and a chamber choir that will perform the “Fiddler on the Roof” medley. These professional musicians will offer an exciting afternoon of classical, jazz, and Jewish music. The New Jersey Support Israel, Inc. will distribute 100 percent of the proceeds directly to the needy victims of terror attacks and their families in Israel.

Since 2003, the organization New Jersey Support Israel, Inc. (NJSI), made up of Russian-speaking Jews, who are immigrants from the former Soviet Union, has regularly organized charity concerts and collected funds in order to provide relief to civilian victims of terror and injured IDF soldiers. The organization has a devoted representative in Israel who collects information about the severely injured or killed victims of terror and the financial situation of their families. Directors and officers of the organization travel two to three times a year to Israel, visit the injured designated individuals either at the hospital or at home, and give them personal checks. In 2014, the organization New Jersey Support Israel, Inc. rendered assistance to 67 families of wounded Israeli soldiers and civilian victims of terror (nine of them were helped 2-4 times during the year). During the first six months of 2015, the NJSI rendered assistance to 41 families of wounded Israeli soldiers and civilian victims of terror in the amount of $23,500. As a rule, the organization always distributes 100 percent of collected funds to the needy victims of terror several times a year.

Tickets to the December charity concert are $20 for adults and $15 for schoolchildren. Additional donations are welcome (and are tax-deductible). Checks for tickets and donations should be addressed to: New Jersey Support Israel (NJSI) and sent to the following address: New Jersey Support Israel, P.O. Box 224, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410-0224. To make reservations to the charity concert or for more information please call 201-773-3788 or e-mail: [email protected].

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