Supreme Kibbutz Makeover

Kibbutz Kerem Shalom – Vineyard of Peace

Please join me in standing strong and supporting the people of Kibbutz Kerem Shalom. Donate

Days to reach goal!

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Kibbutz Kerem Shalom is located in the southwest corner of Israel, 30 yards from the Gaza border. About 30 families live on the kibbutz, including almost 100 children. The residents are young and old, religious and secular. Working class people. There is limited industry on the kibbutz. Most residents work in local agriculture and teaching. Others hold jobs in neighboring communities. The infrastructure of the kibbutz is old and run down. Thirteen new families have moved into the kibbutz this past summer. In order to attract other new residents, to grow and prosper, the kibbutz needs a major league sprucing-up.

Unfortunately, the kibbutz does not have the luxury of addressing these issues. Sitting on the border of the Gaza Strip, the kibbutz is exposed almost daily to rocket fire, incendiary kites and balloons and other attacks. Public safety and security is necessarily the main focus. Yet, while the government is building rocket-proof shelters for most of the homes, some of the schools, synagogues and other public buildings do not adequate safe rooms.

Working with the JNF, we intend to provide the kibbutz with a "supreme makeover." Our goal is to raise at least $720,000 with at least $540,000 from 30 donations of at least $18,000 each. So far, we have already raised $360,000 from 20 donors. The remaining $180,000 will be raised through this effort from 10,000 donations of $18 (or more).

Your gift will help provide rocket-proof shelters in commonly used facilities such as the school and synagogue. Thanks to you, children will feel safe and secure while they study, people in prayer will know they are protected and residents will no longer have to seek protection in deficient bomb shelters. Your gift will also help fund emergency medical response team training, overdue renovations to other community facilities and critical infrastructure repairs.

Together we can create a “supreme kibbutz makeover” — improving safety, public infrastructure, and mental health to Kibbutz Kerem Shalom. As a result of your generosity, hundreds of children and their families will live safely and with peace of mind.

As we enter the New Year, let’s make this the greatest Israel-solidarity fund raiser ever and make a LOUD proclamation that we are One Family. PLEASE donate now. L’shana Tova…Happy New Year!

$412,804.18
Funds Raised
$720,000
500 Donors
Goal
375
Donor Count
57%
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