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In Melbourne Shabbat begins Fri 25 Aug 2017 05:34 PM and ends Sat 26 Aug 2017 06:35 PM
ט"ו שבט ה' אלפים תשס"ט
Together with other Victorians, the local Jewish community has rapidly mobilised to provide practical and spiritual help for the victims of the bushfires that have struck Victoria with such devastating effects.
Jewish Community Council of Victoria president John Searle stated today:
“It is impossible to comprehend the magnitude of the disaster that has struck Victorian families, so quickly and so brutally. It is equally difficult to understand the courage and fortitude shown by emergency services and ordinary people alike.
Yet now is not a time for reflection. Rather it is a time to provide practical and spiritual solace and this is what we are requesting of our community.
While there are numerous Jewish organisations taking their own initiatives (and for which we commend them), the JCCV is largely working with Jewish Aid Australia and Magen David Adom.
We understand that what is most useful now is donations of money. The JCCV is collaborating with Jewish Aid Australia in this regard. The most effective way of providing such donations is online at: http://www.jewishaid.org.au/donate-2.html. Any queries should be addressed to Lisa Buchner 0410 550 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Magen David Adom is assisting with material aid, including clothing, shoes, toys and linen. The following drop off points are available:
146 Kooyong Road, Caulfield
8 Gray Street, Brighton
Midali Espresso - 261 Carlisle Street, Balaclava (7am - 6pm only, 7 days a week)
4 Glen Rd, Toorak
Please package all items in garbage bags and leave them on the porch if no one is home.