RCV Statement to Members – Urgent Response to Haiti Disaster
Our hearts go out to the citizens of Haiti, reeling from last week's devastating earthquake. We pray that Hashem will sustain and heal the injured, protect those still in desperate need and give solace to the bereaved.
We urge all citizens of Australia and all of our fellow Jews to come together in support of the victims of this awful tragedy. We commend the many countries, organizations and individuals who are giving personal and material support.
We urge and encourage all members of our own organization, the Rabbinical Council of Victoria, together with all member synagogues of the Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Victoria to offer appropriate prayers this Shabbat, Parashat Bo, on behalf of all who are suffering so greatly. We also call on them to encourage their congregants to assist the disaster appeals with a full heart. We advise that contributions may be directed to Magen David Adom by calling 9272 5633 or by post to 306 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield South.
For further information please call RCV Executive Director Ari Morris on 0411 592 987 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.