American Friends of Magen David Adom

Questions Over Outpouring Of Gaza War Philanthropy

As U.S. donations to Israel soar, are other causes at risk?

09/09/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The outpouring of money seemed extraordinary, even by Hamptons’ standards.

It was Shabbos morning, Aug. 9, the Gaza war was raging and Rabbi Marc Schneier, spiritual leader of The Hampton Synagogue in Westhampton Beach, took to the bima for an impromptu appeal.

Israelis run for cover in the coastal city of Ashkelon during the recent Gaza war. Getty Images

Helmsley Trust Donates $21 Million To Israel Institutions

12/17/2013 - 19:00
Editor And Publisher

The Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced more than $21 million in grants to four Israeli institutions.  These grants are part of a continuing effort to invest in Israel’s leading institutions and critical initiatives toward the goal of strengthening Israel as a successful and secure nation.

Helmsley trustee Sandor Frankel

Bloomberg Plans October Israel Trip

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will visit Israel on Oct. 23 to dedicate a Magen David Adom facility in Jerusalem named after his father, City Hall and the American Friends of Magen David Adom announced Tuesday.

it wll be his eighth trip to Israel since entering politics and his sixth as mayor.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces dedication of MDA facility in his father's memory.
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