Reconstructing Judaism and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association are encouraging congregations and individuals to support this life-saving fund-raising effort organized by Project Rozana, a well-respected international non-profit organization that is leading a project supported by both Israel and the Palestinian Authority to purchase badly needed ventilators for West Bank and Gaza hospitals in light of the current COVID-19 spike in the region, which threatens to overwhelm Palestinian hospital ICUs. Project Rozana is also arranging specialized training at Rambam Hospital in Haifa for Palestinian medical staff as part of this program.
This initiative is supported by the World Health Organization, and it is one of the rare examples of cooperation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority during this politically strained time. Several synagogues, including Reconstructionist affiliates, are currently participating in different ways.
If your congregation would like to get involved, please write to Ken Bob, Chair, Project Rozana USA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Individuals can also donate by clicking here. This initiative is a clear expression of the Jewish values of pikuakh nefesh, taking action to save human life, and bakesh shalom v’rodfehu, seeking and pursuing peace.
Project Rozana was created to build bridges to better understanding between Israelis and Palestinians through health.