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Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts hosts fundraiser to support Israel’s needs

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP/AP) – The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts hosted a fundraiser event Sunday to help support Israel’s needs.

According to a news release from the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts, the goal of the fundraiser “Together for Israel” is to raise $50,000 in just one hour. All of the funds that are raised at the fundraiser will be used for immediate and urgent needs, like medical care, emergency services, evacuation, transport, housing, supporting victims of terror, trauma relief, and psychological support, as well as preparing for medium-and long-term needs.

22News spoke with Nora Gorenstein, CEO of the federation, about why it’s important for the local Jewish community to take action.