Israel's first Prime Minister, David Ben-Gurion, was instrumental in raising funds from American Jewry to address the dire economic circumstances existing after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and the arrival of hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Since 1951, Israel Bonds have been a mainstay in building and growing the Jewish state, increasing from over $50 million in annual sales to over $1 billion in 2009.
Temple Emeth’s annual Israel Bonds event honors Temple members for being supporters of Israel and Israel Bonds, and continues the effort with additional fundraising. The program features a guest speaker who addresses the ongoing opportunities and challenges facing Israel.
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